Thank you so much! Your customer service is excellent. I plan on keeping MisterArt.com as my favorite bookmark and would recommend your site to everyone else I know!

Pam Loveland, CO

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 $1.60

Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics

by DecoArt

Any time, any place...and even low price!

Up to 61% Off

From $7.80

Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor Book

by Walter Foster

Mixing Recipes for more than 450 color combinations.

Up to 48% Off

From $5.62

Kimberly Watercolor Pencils - Primary Colors Set

by General's

Primary Color Watercolor Pencils for all purpose usage

Up to 45% Off

Galeria Acrylic Colour Complete Set

by Winsor & Newton

The perfect gift for students and professionals
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Dec 23)
 

Art Book Universal Sketch Books

by Canson

9 in. x 12 in., 80 sheets

The details make the difference

  Art Book Universal Sketch Books

 
List: $24.65
 
Non-Member: $13.56
45% OFF
 
VIP Member: $10.60
57% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

This is better than Gorilla Glue - if you've got the time and patience. All the same, this is my to-go-to glue. I wouldn't go for any other glue!
- KYABUpaks in Rochester, New York
It dries a little too fast, so if you are doing a large project, I'd suggest working it a section at a time.
- Ann in Austin, TX
I have used Delta glass paints for years. They were wonderful. The "new" batch is awful. Too thick, hate the opening, and I still have votive glasses painted with old version. New stuff is coming off. Very disappointed.
- Alex C. in New York, NY

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...