We love MisterArt.com! Great service and quality products with competitive prices!

Tammi Tamarac, FL

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods
Bauhaus

The Bauhaus School was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius at Weimar, Germany, and later relocated to Dessau, Berlin, and, eventually, Chicago. The Bauhaus has had an incalculable effect on modern architecture and design, yielding hallmarks of the modern style in everything from skyscrapers to the "applied design" of teapots and toasters. The main aim of the Bauhaus was to join form and function, uniting principles of creative design with the tenets and technologies of modern science and industry. As chairman of the Working Council for Art, Gropius sought to bring all art together "under one roof,” creating architecture designed with the worker in mind. The Bauhaus was a response to the demand for buildings of specialized function; in the school, art and engineering came together. Its aim was political as well; founded in the capital of a tense, tumultuous post-WWI Germany, the Bauhaus was a self-conscious rejection of all things bourgeois. Like the Futurists, those at the Bauhaus were intensely interested in using "new" materials like glass and steel. The Bauhaus was a collectivist vision, focused on purity and utility; it shunned "bourgeois" elements like cornices, eaves, color and a surplus of space. Roofs were flat and facades sheer; rationality, not comfort, ruled the day. When the Nazis rose to power in 1937, the Bauhaus moved to Chicago (where it later morphed into the Chicago Institute of Design), and Mies van der Rohe, a successor of Gropius, also moved to Chicago. As a result, the principles of the Bauhaus quickly pollinated the world, and its influence continues to be felt in typography and industrial design as well as architecture.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

From $2.50

#214 Normandy Erasable Sketch Pad

by Borden & Riley

Highly reworkable after repeated erasures.

At Least 24 % Off

Alcohol Marker Pad A4

by Copic

Perfect for marker drawings

At Least 35 % Off

Artists' Acrylic Colour Painting Set

by Winsor & Newton

luxuriously thick buttery consistency

From $9.56

Beautiful OOPS

by Workman Publishing

An interactive pop up book.

From $1.75

Artist Oil Pencil

by Cretacolor

Shiny and water-resistant!

Up to 55% Off

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Sep 27)
 

Brush Easel

by Prat

black linen

Perfect for storage and travel!

  Brush Easel

 
List: $16.55
 
Non-Member: $10.76
35% OFF
 
VIP Member: $8.28
50% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

Not the world's greatest, but nice, especially given the price. More than adequate for practice pieces, and students. I pay more per tube for the professional quality paints I use now, than for this entire 18-piece collection, so if you need paints for practice, go for it! Not especially great for making custom colors- mixes tend to get muddy. Stays wet in tubes for years!
- Michelle D. in Tampa, FL
Darwi Classic is SUPERB for dolls.
- Aroha in New Zealand
I absolutely love these markers. The colors are beautiful. They are easy to use as well. These are a good price too.
- ShellyOtt in Orlando, FL

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...