AGNSW/Sydney: The Bauhaus and beyond: February Lectures

Artist : Werner Mantz (Germany; Netherlands, b.1901, d.1983) Title : Date : 1934 Medium Description: gelatin silver photograph Dimensions : Credit Line : Purchased 1983 Image Credit Line : Accession Number : 266.1983
Glaspaleis (Schunck department store, Heerlen, The Netherlands) by Werner Mantz (Germany; Netherlands, b.1901, d.1983)
Date : 1934

The Bauhaus and beyond: the arts in Europe between the world wars

With Rosamund Bartlett

This series of lectures explores the fate of the European avant-garde between the end of World War I in 1918 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

Artists, musicians and writers responded in dramatic and often unpredictable ways to the turmoil and change wrought by the Great War, the establishment of the Weimar Republic in 1919, the rise of Mussolini’s Fascist party in Italy in the 1920s, and the Nazi seizure of power in Germany in 1933.

Some, like Picasso and Stravinsky, turned against the relentless experimentation which had previously characterized their work, while others, like Kandinsky and Mies van der Rohe, became even more uncompromising. The vibrant, dynamic era of the 1920s and 1930s was one of intense artistic activity across Europe, bristling with new and contrasting styles, and energised by the exciting possibilities offered by the emergence of new media.


Thursdays 4 – 25 February 2016, 10.30am

Single session:
$30 non-member
$25 member

Full series:

 Thursday 4 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am

Classicism and the return to order


Thursday 11 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am

Abstraction and a universal language of art


Thursday 18 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am

Between surrealism and constructivism in the Jazz Age


Thursday 25 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am

From dada and De Stijl to degenerate art


$80 member

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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

Artist : László Moholy-Nagy (Hungary; United States of America, b.1895, d.1946) Title : Date : 1930 Medium Description: gelatin silver photograph, vintage Dimensions : Credit Line : Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2001 Image Credit Line : Accession Number : 3.2001
Artist : László Moholy-Nagy (Hungary; United States of America, b.1895, d.1946)

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