Year: 2019

Paul Gauguin

The French painter Henri Eugène Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848. When he was three years old, his father lost his job as a journalist and his family moved to Peru with relatives. The father dies shortly after the end of the long journey. Gauguin’s mother is a writer and they live together[…]

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Even more mountain art at the Altafjord

Archaeologists from Tromsø University have discovered previously unknown rock carvings on Årøya island in the Altafjord. There is also something happening at the end of the fjord: on Wednesday, 30 May, a new exhibition will open at the World Heritage Site Museum in Alta, where visitors can learn about mountain art on various levels.

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The founder Walter Gropius pursued the dream of creating a new “architectural art”: Art and craft were to be united. He called this art “Bauhaus”, like the name of his school “The Bauhaus”. Bauhaus is therefore less about a concrete style of art than about the coming together of artists of different styles who pursue[…]

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Dada – The basic idea

Dada was created in the midst of the turmoil of the First World War – in 1916, at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. The artists Hugo Ball and Richard Huelsenbeck sit together in Cabaret Voltaire. They are currently busy orakeling the artist’s name for a friend. They use a German/French dictionary to help them and[…]

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Art Nouveau – The Basic Idea

Art Nouveau flourished between 1890 and 1910 and the new art movement became known mainly in Germany under this name. It is named after the Munich art magazine “Die Jugend”. Outside Germany, however, the same art style became best known under the name “Art Nouveau”. Art Nouveau at that time had the reputation of being[…]

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