Teaching 

During the Bauhaus’s teaching work, a very wide variety of pieces were thus produced that approached the subject of design in new and independent ways. The aim of the courses was to produce a universal designer who would be able to work creatively in architecture, craft work or industry. Courses given by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee supplemented the Preliminary Course. In ‘Analytic Drawing’ and in Kandinsky’s courses on colour, the students addressed questions of composition, abstraction and colour; with Klee, they engaged with colour, line and form. From the very start, the majority of the students also did exercises in painting and drawing. Kandinsky regarded free artistic analysis, particularly in painting, as acting as a ‘force helping to organize’ students on their way to becoming designers. The extent to which the students were free to choose their own means of artistic expression is evident from the astonishing stylistic breadth of the works produced.

New temporary location!

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung at Klingelhöferstrasse is closed, as the museum building will be renovated and receive an extension. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

At the end of June 2018 we opened the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung, our temporary location at Knesebeckstraße 1-2 (U Ernst-Reuter-Platz), which includes our bauhaus-shop. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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