Bauhaus is honoured in Paris

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Bauhaus is honoured in Paris

The Museum of Decorative Arts celebrates the spirit of Bauhaus through more than 900 works.

Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Bauhaus, which was originally the Institute of Decorative and Industrial Arts (Staatliches Bauhaus), played a decisive role in the history of art in the 20th century. This new kind of school, created by the architect Walter Gropius, wanted to bring life to habitations through the synthesis of crafts, arts, and industry.

Among other things, this exhibition examines the different sources served as the precursors of the movement and allowed Bauhaus to come to fruition. In the footsteps of a student of the time, follow all the phases of the education once offered at the school, from the preliminary course in breaking old academic ideas and opening the minds of students, to the different specialised classes. Discover the entire production of the workshops from 1919 to 1933, the year the school closed. Paintings, photographs, models, drawings, furniture, and textiles demonstrate the richness of the movement's many experimental fields. In a separate area, the artist Mathieu Mercier takes a look at fellow artists who, like him, carry on the spirit of Bauhaus today.

‘The Spirit of Bauhaus' Exhibition
Les Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

From 19 October 2016 to 26 February 2017

Tickets from 13 to 20 EUR

Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday until 9:00 p.m.