Friday, 6 July 2012

Weekend Walks: The Barbican

I went to the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican last weekend, and wanted to share a couple of my favourite pieces, so I can know where to find them again :)

My favourite pieces (in no particular order,) were;
Paul Keler - Stain Glass Window Designs (1922-23)
Laslo Moholy-Nagy - Composition Q iv
Kandinsky - Circle in a Circle
Gunta Stolzl - Tapestry and Working Drawing (1924)
Hedwig Jungnick - Rug (1921)
Paul Citroen - Metropolis

The image above is Jungnick's rug, I couldn't resist trying to take a photo of it so I didn't forget it and I am so glad I did because I can't find one like it with a quick google search. As the largest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years, it was fantastic to have the opportunity to see the classics side by side with some pieces I had never heard of.

Kandinsky's Circles in a Circle and Metropolis;

I was hoping for a larger selection of architectural and furniture works to be on display and was expecting a more Miesian influence, but the early, craft works more than made up for it. If you are in London before the 12th August; it comes highly recommended (and take a few minutes to wander around the Barbican too, while you are there- its breath taking!)

J x


  1. Circles in a Circlre , begging to be sewn!

  2. Oooh, looks like great inspiration, and I'm with Hadders...