Bauhaus Stairway

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Bauhaus Stairway depicts the Bauhaus, a school founded in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius, famous for its visionary integration of technology, art, and design. Although Schlemmer made this painting three years after he left his teaching position at the Bauhaus, the works gridded structure, streamlined modular bodies and predominant palette of primary colors capture the schools vibrant design spirit. The carefully choreographed arrangement of the figures and the man en pointe at the top of the stairs reflects Schlemmers role as the creator of many important dance and theatrical productions at the Bauhaus. Schlemmer painted this work as Hitler assumed power, shortly before the Nazis closed the Bauhaus for good. He was among many artists persecuted by the Nazis, whose work they deemed "degenerate" and often destroyed.

Creator(s): Schlemmer, Oskar
Creation Date: 1932~  
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UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Creator (Artist):
Schlemmer, Oskar

1888-1943; German;

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Scholars Resource, Inc.
Place of Publication: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1932~
  • Digitized: July 1, 2008
Description:

Bauhaus Stairway depicts the Bauhaus, a school founded in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius, famous for its visionary integration of technology, art, and design. Although Schlemmer made this painting three years after he left his teaching position at the Bauhaus, the works gridded structure, streamlined modular bodies and predominant palette of primary colors capture the schools vibrant design spirit. The carefully choreographed arrangement of the figures and the man en pointe at the top of the stairs reflects Schlemmers role as the creator of many important dance and theatrical productions at the Bauhaus. Schlemmer painted this work as Hitler assumed power, shortly before the Nazis closed the Bauhaus for good. He was among many artists persecuted by the Nazis, whose work they deemed "degenerate" and often destroyed.

Physical Description:

1 art original : oil paint on canvas ; 162 x 114 cm.

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Keyword(s): oil paint on canvas | Painting: paintings | paintings
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Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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ARTsource
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Dva-0817
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc8925
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image
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Access: Use restricted to UNT Community
License: Copyright
Holder: Scholars Resource, Inc.
Statement: Copyright 2008, Scholars Resource, Inc. All Rights Reserved.