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  • 29 May 2021
    Hanging artwork on the wall of your home interior can ultimately bring changes to your lifestyle. When you live with the painting every day and take a look at those beautiful imageries, you tend to lose in those both mentally and psychologically.  Sometimes, artwork can make you confident, bring productivity to work, and engage in something positive and extraordinary. The following words will make you understand how artwork can change your daily lifestyle. Escape from reality or Mental Stress: When you stare at those artworks in your living room or dining room or even the bedroom, you can feel peace of mind for a very moment. If you are suffering from a mental disturbance or something that’s bothering you and dragging you into a stressful situation, these pictures can help you pull out from there. Sometimes, it’s hard to face reality, but your favorite artwork can become one of your comfort zones to escape for a while. Bring Back to the Reality: You can also get back to reality by your artwork. It helps you understand more about life, what’s happening around you, and what it should be. These artworks help you open up your mind and plant the fruitful plants in your soul.  The things you were escaping from will ultimately make you realize what’s missing in your life. And living with the artwork can make you live with reality, as well. Increase Your Productivity: Staring at your artwork can also help you work more than usual. If you don't feel engaged in the daily work or need some medicine to boost the energy, use your hanging artwork to stare at for a while.  It will help you motivate doing more work that ultimately drives you to be productive. Boost Mental Health: Empowering images are so powerful and effective to human minds that they can bring confidence, motivation in doing something, and thinking positively about lives.   Therefore, choosing wall art or artwork in your house should be wise and fruitful. You have to know which things drive you to be more energetic and make you love life more.  
    566 Posted by john wayne
  • Hanging artwork on the wall of your home interior can ultimately bring changes to your lifestyle. When you live with the painting every day and take a look at those beautiful imageries, you tend to lose in those both mentally and psychologically.  Sometimes, artwork can make you confident, bring productivity to work, and engage in something positive and extraordinary. The following words will make you understand how artwork can change your daily lifestyle. Escape from reality or Mental Stress: When you stare at those artworks in your living room or dining room or even the bedroom, you can feel peace of mind for a very moment. If you are suffering from a mental disturbance or something that’s bothering you and dragging you into a stressful situation, these pictures can help you pull out from there. Sometimes, it’s hard to face reality, but your favorite artwork can become one of your comfort zones to escape for a while. Bring Back to the Reality: You can also get back to reality by your artwork. It helps you understand more about life, what’s happening around you, and what it should be. These artworks help you open up your mind and plant the fruitful plants in your soul.  The things you were escaping from will ultimately make you realize what’s missing in your life. And living with the artwork can make you live with reality, as well. Increase Your Productivity: Staring at your artwork can also help you work more than usual. If you don't feel engaged in the daily work or need some medicine to boost the energy, use your hanging artwork to stare at for a while.  It will help you motivate doing more work that ultimately drives you to be productive. Boost Mental Health: Empowering images are so powerful and effective to human minds that they can bring confidence, motivation in doing something, and thinking positively about lives.   Therefore, choosing wall art or artwork in your house should be wise and fruitful. You have to know which things drive you to be more energetic and make you love life more.  
    May 29, 2021 566
  • 27 May 2021
    In 1919 the Bauhaus had little concern for what had come before it. A small collection of artists, designers, and craft teachers thrived at the German school, choosing to throw away the familiar in favor of the alien. A geometric style that was devoid of sentiment, emotion, and social hierarchy. They were designing a new world, one familiar to us today but for the Nazis, they could only see a  degenerate vision, rooted in communist ideologies. It more represented their Russian adversaries’ vision of the world. Hitler’s Aryan aspirations were nowhere to be seen. So in September 1933, Hitler’s forces dismantled the then Berlin-based school. Most of the artists fled to America. The school had closed but the Nazis had certainly failed to silence the work itself. From defiance to defining, the Bauhaus legacy, for better or worse, is all around us today.  Let’s take a look at some of the work of five members of the Bauhaus, work that still feels relevant 100 years later.  Number 1: The Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Prior to starting the Bauhaus,  Gropius rose to prominence collaborating with Hannes Meyer designing the exterior of the Faguswerck building. The shoe factory pioneered the modernist building aesthetic.  His ambition was to design a building with a focus on health. A clean space for the working class.  In 1913, Gropius published an article about "The Development of Industrial Buildings," which included about a dozen photographs of factories and grain elevators in North America. This would become required reading for any architect interested in the modernist movement.  After the 1st World War Gropius took over the Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts and transformed it into the Bauhaus.  For Gropius, the Bauhaus represented an opportunity to extend beauty and quality to every home, irrespective of class or position, through well-designed industrially produced objects.  Examples of this were the now familiar and globally produced Bauhaus Chair and the common Gropius door handle.  Modernistic design was but only one influence for Gropius at the time. Expressionism also had a huge impact illustrated by his work “Monument to the March Dead”. Gropius left the Bauhaus in 1928 and moved to Berlin, at which point Hannes Meyer took over the role of Bauhaus director. Number 2: Abstract Pioneer, Wassily Kandinsky  Kandinsky is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. The Russian painter and art theorist taught at the Bauhaus school for 10 years beginning in 1922.  One of the biggest influences on Kandinsky was an exhibition of paintings by Monet. The impressionistic style of Haystacks; showed how an object’s color could have a presence of its own—an experience independent of the object itself. Kandinsky would write… “That it was a haystack the catalog informed me. I could not recognize it. This non-recognition was painful to me. I considered that the painter had no right to paint indistinctly. I dully felt that the object of the painting was missing. And I noticed with surprise and confusion that the picture not only gripped me, but impressed itself ineradicably on my memory. Painting took on a fairy-tale power and splendor.” — Wassily Kandinsky During Kandinsky’s time at the Bauhaus, whilst teaching basic design and advanced color theory, he became extremely important for Abstract Art. There he wrote his second theoretical book, “Point and Line to Plane” and Created works like “Yellow-Red-Blue”. He would compare creating his Art to the composition of music. “ Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” He was fascinated by the relationship of color and simple forms, their absolute and relative positions on the canvas, and their harmony. Number 3: Abstract Pioneer, Paul Klee  Paul Klee, like Kandinsky, was an accomplished color theorist. His lectures, the “Paul Klee Notebooks”, are regarded as important for modern art as Leonardo do Vinci’s “A Treatise on Painting” was for the Renaissance. Klee, influenced by expressionism, cubism, and surrealism, had a dry humor. But his childlike perspective would not be without controversy in Nazi Germany. During his time at the Bauhaus, he would paint “The Twittering Machine”. The "twittering" in the title refers to the open-beaked birds, while the "machine" is illustrated by the crank. It blends biology and machinery, and interpretations of the work vary widely. It has been perceived as a nightmarish lure for the viewer or a depiction of the helplessness of the artist. But also as a triumph of nature over mechanical pursuits. Originally displayed in Germany, the image was declared “degenerate art” by Adolf Hilter in 1933 and sold by the Nazi Party to an art dealer in 1939, it then made its way to New York. It is now among the more famous images of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Number 4: Artist, Oskar Schlemmer   In 1920, Schlemmer was invited to Weimar by Walter Gropius to run the mural painting and sculpture departments at the Bauhaus School. Soon the combination of the Bauhaus’s influence and his preoccupation with the theatre would produce his most important work. Schlemmer would become known internationally after the première of his “Triadisches Ballett” in Stuttgart in 1922.  Viewers watched in amazement as actors were transformed into geometrical representations of the human body in what he described as a "party of form and color". He was then hired in 1923 as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working at the workshop of sculpture.  Number 5: Architecht, Mies van der Rohe Finally, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus. Mies sought to establish his own particular architectural style that could represent modern times just as the Classical and Gothic styles did for their own eras. The style he created made a statement with its extreme clarity and simplicity. Mies coined the term “less is more”. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass. He called his buildings "skin and bones" architecture. He sought an objective approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design, but was always concerned with expressing the spirit of the modern era. Check out this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/lCRDp-LfpwM
    568 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • In 1919 the Bauhaus had little concern for what had come before it. A small collection of artists, designers, and craft teachers thrived at the German school, choosing to throw away the familiar in favor of the alien. A geometric style that was devoid of sentiment, emotion, and social hierarchy. They were designing a new world, one familiar to us today but for the Nazis, they could only see a  degenerate vision, rooted in communist ideologies. It more represented their Russian adversaries’ vision of the world. Hitler’s Aryan aspirations were nowhere to be seen. So in September 1933, Hitler’s forces dismantled the then Berlin-based school. Most of the artists fled to America. The school had closed but the Nazis had certainly failed to silence the work itself. From defiance to defining, the Bauhaus legacy, for better or worse, is all around us today.  Let’s take a look at some of the work of five members of the Bauhaus, work that still feels relevant 100 years later.  Number 1: The Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Prior to starting the Bauhaus,  Gropius rose to prominence collaborating with Hannes Meyer designing the exterior of the Faguswerck building. The shoe factory pioneered the modernist building aesthetic.  His ambition was to design a building with a focus on health. A clean space for the working class.  In 1913, Gropius published an article about "The Development of Industrial Buildings," which included about a dozen photographs of factories and grain elevators in North America. This would become required reading for any architect interested in the modernist movement.  After the 1st World War Gropius took over the Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts and transformed it into the Bauhaus.  For Gropius, the Bauhaus represented an opportunity to extend beauty and quality to every home, irrespective of class or position, through well-designed industrially produced objects.  Examples of this were the now familiar and globally produced Bauhaus Chair and the common Gropius door handle.  Modernistic design was but only one influence for Gropius at the time. Expressionism also had a huge impact illustrated by his work “Monument to the March Dead”. Gropius left the Bauhaus in 1928 and moved to Berlin, at which point Hannes Meyer took over the role of Bauhaus director. Number 2: Abstract Pioneer, Wassily Kandinsky  Kandinsky is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. The Russian painter and art theorist taught at the Bauhaus school for 10 years beginning in 1922.  One of the biggest influences on Kandinsky was an exhibition of paintings by Monet. The impressionistic style of Haystacks; showed how an object’s color could have a presence of its own—an experience independent of the object itself. Kandinsky would write… “That it was a haystack the catalog informed me. I could not recognize it. This non-recognition was painful to me. I considered that the painter had no right to paint indistinctly. I dully felt that the object of the painting was missing. And I noticed with surprise and confusion that the picture not only gripped me, but impressed itself ineradicably on my memory. Painting took on a fairy-tale power and splendor.” — Wassily Kandinsky During Kandinsky’s time at the Bauhaus, whilst teaching basic design and advanced color theory, he became extremely important for Abstract Art. There he wrote his second theoretical book, “Point and Line to Plane” and Created works like “Yellow-Red-Blue”. He would compare creating his Art to the composition of music. “ Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” He was fascinated by the relationship of color and simple forms, their absolute and relative positions on the canvas, and their harmony. Number 3: Abstract Pioneer, Paul Klee  Paul Klee, like Kandinsky, was an accomplished color theorist. His lectures, the “Paul Klee Notebooks”, are regarded as important for modern art as Leonardo do Vinci’s “A Treatise on Painting” was for the Renaissance. Klee, influenced by expressionism, cubism, and surrealism, had a dry humor. But his childlike perspective would not be without controversy in Nazi Germany. During his time at the Bauhaus, he would paint “The Twittering Machine”. The "twittering" in the title refers to the open-beaked birds, while the "machine" is illustrated by the crank. It blends biology and machinery, and interpretations of the work vary widely. It has been perceived as a nightmarish lure for the viewer or a depiction of the helplessness of the artist. But also as a triumph of nature over mechanical pursuits. Originally displayed in Germany, the image was declared “degenerate art” by Adolf Hilter in 1933 and sold by the Nazi Party to an art dealer in 1939, it then made its way to New York. It is now among the more famous images of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Number 4: Artist, Oskar Schlemmer   In 1920, Schlemmer was invited to Weimar by Walter Gropius to run the mural painting and sculpture departments at the Bauhaus School. Soon the combination of the Bauhaus’s influence and his preoccupation with the theatre would produce his most important work. Schlemmer would become known internationally after the première of his “Triadisches Ballett” in Stuttgart in 1922.  Viewers watched in amazement as actors were transformed into geometrical representations of the human body in what he described as a "party of form and color". He was then hired in 1923 as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working at the workshop of sculpture.  Number 5: Architecht, Mies van der Rohe Finally, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus. Mies sought to establish his own particular architectural style that could represent modern times just as the Classical and Gothic styles did for their own eras. The style he created made a statement with its extreme clarity and simplicity. Mies coined the term “less is more”. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass. He called his buildings "skin and bones" architecture. He sought an objective approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design, but was always concerned with expressing the spirit of the modern era. Check out this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/lCRDp-LfpwM
    May 27, 2021 568