Bauhaus & De Stijl

Bauhaus has been around for over 100 years. In 1919, this now iconic school for artists, architects and designers was founded in Weimar. It then moved into its newest, modernist (now iconic) building in Dessau in 1926. Bauhaus became a leader in modern art, design and architecture, delivering industrial aesthetics at its best! In this course, we will see how the school and the need for this industrial aesthetics emerged. What did the idealistic Bauhaus want to achieve? We look at all disciplines (architecture, painting, design) and the different artists involved: such as director-architect Gropius to Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Theo van Doesburg. We then naturally come across the related grouping 'De Stijl' in the Netherlands via Van Doesburg, with Piet Mondrian, Bart van der Leck and Gerrit Rietveld, among others. These artists aimed to create a new art that would be universal and modernise society. Yvonne Hilgenkamp will tell you all about the ideals and expressions of both groups. By the end of the course, you will therefore know all about Bauhaus & De Stijl and also understand why both are so visible and alive and kicking even a century later!


How does that work online?

You follow this lecture online from your own computer or tablet. All you need is a good internet connection and sound. Lecturer and images will automatically appear on your screen. If you cannot attend 'live', you can watch the replay of the lesson another time. look back. Registration is therefore still possible until after lesson 2 of the course.


Free trial lesson

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Lecturer of this course

Yvonne Hilgenkamp

Yvonne Hilgenkamp is an art historian as well as an architectural historian, and has many years of experience in presenting the rich history of Western architecture, urban planning and art. She clearly makes art history accessible to a diverse audience. Her interests are broad and range from the Romans to Rembrandt, from De Pijp to Paris and from Art Déco to Dubai's skyscrapers. About all these subjects she likes to talk and enthusiastically!

Recommended literature

Should you wish to delve further into the subject of this course, we recommend the following books. This is not compulsory literature for the course.