The Bauhaus: Simplification and “Less is More”

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Bauhaus artists were often, in addition to being great painters, great theorists about drawing and color. And although their works may differ a lot, we usually find a point in common: abstraction (which many times is total abstraction: when we no longer distinguish any "real" figure or object).

Simplification advances towards the elemental, towards the essence of the line, of the form, of the color, towards the symbolic meaning of these elements and their spiritual meaning.

This search has a relationship with that of design and architecture, perhaps the most transcendental areas of the Bauhaus. As Mies van der Rohe, his last director and one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, said: "Less is more."

Just three words, but they encompass a large part of all the philosophy of this school.

 

Recommended links:

Kandinsky at the Bauhaus.

The Bauhaus.

Paul Klee and the Essence.

Paul Klee: “Art does not reproduce the visible, rather, it makes visible.”

Kandinsky and the Biomorphic Abstraction.

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