On Saturday 12th May, I attended the Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition. I thought it was very interesting and unusual, because of the type of art it was show casing. The Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential design movement. Common furniture such as tables;
chairs and rugs that we see in our homes and IKEA were influenced by the Bauhaus.
The top 3 most interesting pieces of art I saw would have to be:
1.)Kurt Schmid and Toni Hergr – The Adventures of The Little Hunchbuck
2.)Unknown Artist – Bauhaus Re-ordering Study
3.)Eduard Ludwig – The Dwelling of Our Time
But my favourite piece is the sketch of the buildings, with an image of someone walking through the street (number 3). This was special to me because I've always wanted a piece of architecture drawing to be a realistic size, so that I could explore the buildings in the sketches. Just how the image of the person in the sketch is. I think that the exhibition was good because people of all ages could relate to it. However, I do feel it was mainly targeted at adults, because it had quite a bit of text to read. In order to understand what the Bauhaus is, you had to read all the information they provided you with.I would definitely recommend the bauhaus: art as life exhibition to other people, because it is a great way of learning how modern architecture first came about.