Oskar Schlemmer: 100 Years of Bauhaus

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar. To herald the start of the centenary year, the Lehmbruck Museum presents Oskar Schlemmer’s imposing painting “Fünfzehnergruppe” (Group of Fifteen). Schlemmer, who worked at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929, is one of the institute’s most versatile and influential artists. With his wall designs and stage productions he was one of the key influences on the Bauhaus image.

His painting “Fünfzehnergruppe” shows figures in exemplary states of movement. The human figure is always at the centre of Schlemmer’s art, integrated into the space and defining it as a space of action by its stance. In this Schlemmer follows the Bauhaus motto of integrating all arts into architecture.

Dates: 10 November 2018 to 17 February 2019

The exhibition “Oskar Schlemmer: 100 Years of Bauhaus” is part of the Bauhaus anniversary in North Rhine-Westphalia. “100 years of bauhaus in the west” is a project of the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science and the Landschaftsverbände Rheinland and Westfalen-Lippe. Its patron is Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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