LUCIA MOHOLY, 100 YEARS IN LOEWE MADRID
A tribute to the photographer of the Bauhaus that can be enjoyed in the main store of the firm until 30 August.
EXPOSICIONES
Junio 14, 2016

 

 

Photographer, art critic, historian, and one of the most watchful eyes of the prestigious school of art and design of the Bauhaus, center for experimentation and research through art and technology, where they produced innovative designs for architectural projects and objects utility, a place that marked a before and after in the history of art and contemporary design.

 

 

 

 

Lucia Moholy (Czech Republic, 1894 - Switzerland, 1989), he studied philosophy and art history and began his professional career in Germany as an editor and writer for various publishers. He began his passion for photography in 1915 and after marrying artist László Moholy-Nagy, joined the Bauhaus in 1923. She portrayed its architecture, its interior spaces and some of their illustrious professors and students, breaking with previous stylistic practices since, until his arrival, the photograph had not been part of school activities.

 

Walter Gropius, por Lucía Moholy, 1923.

 

The exhibition "Lucia Moholy, 100 years" now regains its elevance in the space that the Spanish firm Loewe has on Madrid's Gran Via, a space already fully connected with art and culture and with which the Loewe Foundation aims to create a brand image that goes beyond the clothes and the commercial side, creating an eclectic and artistic universe.

 

 

The exhibition can be visited until August 30, and recovers 48 photographs of the folms that Lucy herself was recovering after leaving Germany and moving to London and later to Zurich. Moholy can be framed in what is known as New Objectivity and devoted himself to documenting (with close-ups) daily activity in studies and workshops, portraying his colleagues, among other artists, Paul Klee, Kandinsky or Anni Albers, creators who lived together during the five years she spent at the Bauhaus.
 

 

 

 

Her photographs - often repainted to enhance the effects of chiaroscuro and modified by techniques, optical distortions, complex angles, deliberate pursuit of abstraction - have been essential to spread through books, pamphlets and magazines, the philosophy and the aesthetics of the school, its clean designs, functional creations, based on simple geometries and always linked to the usefulness and functionality of objects, a move that in the early twentieth century, wanted an art and education reform.

 

 

The exhibition at space Loewe, curated by Maria Millan in collaboration with Fotostiftung Schweiz, is part of the official section of PhotoEspaña and wants to help restore the undeniable relevance of the artist of our time and for future generations.
 

 

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