Friday, 6 March 2015

Research into Bauhaus. . .

The Bauhaus school of art that was first opened in Weimer in the early 20th century. The school was considered incredibly forward thinking for the time as unlike other art schools, there was more freedom to explore their own concepts as opposed to only learning a given skill. Most other programmes would only allow for learning technical skill, such as metal work or stained glass making.  However the Bauhaus allowed students to put their own ideas into practice; after learning the fundamental properties of their given material.

The school actually allowed for women to apply for the courses, however they were directed towards materials that were considered more appropriate for women such as weaving and printing. The tutors and teachers at the college were all established artists in their own right and therefore could give honest advice and guidance to the students, which was not readily available at other colleges.

The school ended moving to three different locations in an attempt to keep the essence of the place, despite the changing government around them.  Not only this but the directors of the college changed multiple times aswell, meaning the direction of the colleges work changed with it. Some of the directors were more futurist, where as other were more constructivist, this effected the regime of the Bauhaus greatly.

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