Oskar Schlemmer

Germany / 1888 - 1943 / utaot.com
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“If today’s arts love the machine, technology and organization, if they aspire to precision and reject anything vague and dreamy, this implies an instinctive repudiation of chaos and a longing to find the form appropriate to our times.” Oskar Schlemmer


a leading practitioner of Bauhaus,
viewed three elements of the theater…
man in space
light in motion
and architecture

he was not interested in a representational theater
but a theater of abstraction.

he saw the life of our time as a product of mechanization
and that impulse
explains his insistence upon reducing form and motion
to the smallest number of shapes and movements
(http://www.falseart.com/oskar-schlemmer/)


The Bauhaus, as a teaching institution for the arts, was established in 1919, in an attempt to unify all of the arts in, as its founder Walter Gropius expressed it, a “cathedral of Socialism.” Oskar Schlemmer, a leading practitioner of Bauhaus, viewed three elements of the theater: man in space; light in motion; and architecture. He was not interested in a representational theater, but a theater of abstraction. He saw the life of our time as a product of mechanization, and that impulse explains his insistence upon reducing form and motion to the smallest number of shapes and movements.
(http://www.utaot.com/2013/01/08/choreography-and-geometry-work-and-research-of-oskar-schlemmer/)
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R. Leopoldina Torres

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