Glenn Walls

Woman of the Bauhaus

Posted in Woman of the Bauhaus by Glenn Walls on July 1, 2018

 

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Glenn Walls. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe = Gunta Stolzl. Pencil on Paper, 2018

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Glenn Walls.  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe = Gunta Stolzl. Pencil on Paper, 2018

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Woman of the Bauhaus

More women than men applied to the school in 1919, and Gropius insisted that there would be “no difference between the beautiful and the strong sex” – those very words betraying his real views. Those of the “strong sex” were, in fact, marked out for painting, carving and, from 1927, the school’s new architecture department. The “beautiful sex” had to be content, mostly, with weaving.

Glancey, J 2011. Haus proud: The woman of Bauhaus, The Guardian, Viewed 1st July, 2018. <https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/nov/07/the-women-of-bauhaus&gt;