Posts Tagged ‘Walter Gropius’

Lazlo Moholy-Nagy’s Light-Space Modulator

Friday, October 4th, 1991

When the “light prop” was set in motion for the first time in a small mechanics shop in 1930, I felt like the sorcer­er’s appren­tice. The mobile was so star­tling in its coor­di­nated motions and space artic­u­la­tions of light and shadow sequences that I almost believed in magic.”

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Busch-Reisinger Museum

Saturday, September 14th, 1991

A crowded stage, and all the players on it. A king, wearing a crown, stabs himself in the heart. A woman looks at her reflec­tion in a mirror, next to a statue of a Greek god. Modern men and women read the news­paper, talk, flirt, and fight with real knives. MAX BECK­MANN’s The Actors aims to encom­pass all of Art and Life in thick, sure slashes of paint.

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