"Z II." 1925. László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) made this work while he was teaching at the Bauhaus, exploring the intersection of abstract elements in abstract space. Broken forms, in varying degrees of transparency, slide past each other on illusory spatial planes, illustrating the artist's longtime interest in the function and effects of light. He also experimented with photography—a medium closely aligned with the credo of the Bauhaus: "Art and Technology: A New Unity.".
This week in Art Speak, we look at one of the most influential movements of the 20th century. It sought to unite art, design and industry, provide a universal aesthetic, and give good design to everyone: Bauhaus.