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Postcard Theo van Doesburg

Van Doesburg would never be appointed teacher at the Bauhaus, partly due to his non-conformist tendencies. He did however give a course on De Stijl in his studio inWeimar, which many Bauhaus students attended. By doing so Van Doesburg managed to spread the word of de Nieuwe Beelding to some extent. However, the bombardment in the disguise of De Stijl never took place. Van Doesburg’s death in 1931 and the demise of the Bauhaus under the Nazi regime were also contributory to this.

This postcard is currently being displayed in a large Bauhaus overview exhibition being held at the Barbican Gallery inLondon. The exhibition ‘Bauhaus: Art as Life' (until 12th of August) is the largest overview of the Bauhaus inGreat Britain for more than 40 years. It offers a complete overview of the 14 years of existence of the Bauhaus and contains more than 500 paintings, sculptures, architectural objects, textiles, ceramics, theatre props and installations. Influential artists are represented such as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Gunta Stölzl. Works by other, less well known Bauhaus students are also exhibited.

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