Design for the Moholy-Nagy Atelier, Sheet 1

Peter Keler, 1924

Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Schenkung Peter Keler / © Nachlass Keler
Entwurf für das Atelier Moholy-Nagy, Bl. 1, Entwurf: Peter Keler, 1924.

The De Stijl course organised by Theo van Doesburg in the summer of 1922 in Weimar had a significant influence on the students on the Bauhaus and inspired some of them to become enthused about the constructivism represented by the Dutch artist group. Van Doesburg conveyed the aesthetic design principles of De Stijl by using theoretical and practical exercises in painting that were applied to the work field of mural painting in the next step. Peter Keler's strict minimalistic design of an atelier space for Moholy-Nagy, who also had been an advocate of the constructivist style, breathes the new spirit that was introduced to the Bauhaus in 1922 by van Doesburg’s and Gropius’ slogan of “Art and Technology  – A New Unity.”

[AG 2015]

  1. Literature:
  2. Finkeldey, Bernd; Hemken, Kai-Uwe; Krempel, Ulrich; Müller, Maria; Romanus, Peter; Stommer, Rainer (1992): K.I. Konstruktivistische Internationale Schöpferische Arbeitsgemeinschaft 1922–1927. Utopien für eine europäische Kultur, Stuttgart.
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