Friday, September 30
Gunta Stözl: Bauhaus Queen
Who is Gunta Stözl and why should you care about her? Well, she was a German artist who basically took the Bauhaus art movement and applied it to textiles. Not to mention she was one of the few, or maybe the only, female Bauhaus masters! And you KNOW how much I love a female artist because I'm biased like that.
Mini history lesson for those unaware: The Bauhaus art movement was a German movement that ranged from everything from graphic design to furniture to the especially adored architecture. It was more of a school than a movement but you get the idea. Essentially, Bauhaus really pioneered the entire modern movement as we know it. It was all about working together (communist tone, of course) as artists to maintain excellent craftsmanship while creating extremely modern, put practical, design. There are a lot of Bauhaus works that I don't like (those that veer into abstract expressionist territory and I'm not a huge fan) but there are many that I do love and Stözl's textiles (wall hangings, carpets, fabrics) are some of my favorites. If you want to see more of her work, please go to this website!