This week in Art Speak, we look at one of the most influential movements of the 20th century. It sought to unite art, design and industry, provide a universal aesthetic, and give good design to everyone: Bauhaus.
László Moholy-Nagy. Abstrakte Komposition. ca. 1925 ● László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts.
Carl Ernst Hinkefuss (1881-1970) was a popular Bauhaus influenced illustrator known for modernist graphic design work that integrated art with commercial values. From 1905 to early 1910, he worked in the advertising and publicity departments of several firms in Berlin and Dessau, and then later in 1910 set out as an independent publicist in Berlin". He ultimately partnered with Wilhelm Deffke (1887-1950) in Wilhemwerk, their commercial design house.