Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England

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The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.

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Jan Schoonhoven: Drawings, Peter Freeman Gallery, new York, NY

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Jan Schoonhoven, Untitled, 1979 tusche on paper 38 3/4 x 25 inches November 4 – December 23, 2010 Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by the Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994). The artist’s first solo show in the United States in over ten years, the exhibition is comprised of thirty-seven drawings done between 1974 and 1991. Schoonhoven made drawings throughout his career. His drawings were a counterpoint to the cardboard […]

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Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus Stairway, 1932 Oil on canvas. 63 7/8 x 45 inches Collection The Museum of Modern Art Gift of Philip Johnson November 8, 2009 – January 25, 2010 This survey is MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about […]

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Interview with Douglas Witmer, by Chris Ashley

introduction Douglas Witmer makes paintings with a purpose.  I mean this in two ways — he makes paintings purposefully, and his paintings have a purpose.  This is not to say in the least that his paintings are predetermined and strictly didactic.  Despite their apparently structured appearance they are expressive rather than merely planned and executed, and porous rather than closed in meaning. Witmer’s varied and improvised use of color, surface, form, and material is surprisingly […]

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