studio aphorisma
Progetto - Studio Aphorisma

2018 Programme

Art: Bauhaus Inspiration

24th May - 2nd June 2018
26th July - 4th August 2018
10th - 15th September 2018

2019 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, the international school founded by Walter Gropius which bridged the gap between art and crafts and paved the way towards modern design.
Starting from our intensive work experience during the reconstruction of the
Gropius-Zimmer textiles in Weimar, we are proposing a unique creative experience to the participants of the 2018 courses based on the theme: “Bauhaus Inspiration”.
The fundamental concept on which all the activities at Bauhaus were focused at that time, was to combine art and crafts. Its Director Walter Gropius once said “there is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman, a knowledge of crafts is essential for every artist - this is the original source of creativity”.

Objectives of the course
The main objective of our project is to examine the teaching methods, techniques, aesthetic and pedagogical concepts of Bauhaus and to comprehend their lasting impact on modern design and contemporary artistic practices.
During the laboratory activities we will experiment the creation of works, drawings and paintings inspired by the works of artists who have taught at Bauhaus, focusing our attention mainly on Paul Klee. We do not however intend to draw inspiration solely from the strict use of pure geometry, as we will allow ourselves to also be inspired by the creative and poetic aspect of this experience.

Aspects approached
The use of the various colour theories and painting techniques using highly personal methods have been widely explored at the Bauhaus school.
More specifically, this laboratory activity includes in-depth studies on the connection between shape, function and colour.
Discussions will also take place on the colour theories of Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Josef Albers, a lecturer at Bauhaus during the years when he proposed his theory on the interaction of colours and their effective use in the study of creation of depth on a flat surface.

Requirements for attendance:
The course is open to everybody

Director of the course:
Nicola Sansò

Spoken language:
Italian, the introduction will be translated in English