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Subjects : Abstraction
Keywords : 20th century, Bauhaus, Europe, Hungary, Painting, art, circle, rectangle
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LIS, 1922

LIS is the title of a painting by László Moholy-Nagy dating from 1922, produced shortly before his appointment as professor at the Bauhaus in Weimar. It belongs to Constructivism and is one of his most important paintings. It has been part of the Kunsthaus Zurich collection since 1981. In this painting and others from the early 1920s, Moholy-Nagy incorporated influences from Russian Constructivism and the theories of the Dutch artists' group De Stijl. But unlike some of his modernist contemporaries, he did not believe that painting was superfluous. He wrote After his exhibition with László Péri in February 1923 at the Der Sturm gallery in Berlin, Walter Gropius called him to the Bauhaus in Weimar. Moholy-Nagy also wrote in 1927, and not only in relation to photography, that it is inherent in human nature that functional devices push for new impressions after each new shot. He was not just talking about the camera, but also about the human senses that should be mobilised. According to a study of the image by the art historian Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg, the title of the painting LIS is a purely imaginary name. According to Moholy-Nagy's concept of painting as constructed architecture, it could just as easily describe an industrially manufactured mass product. The composition of the painting, in its technical and objective arrangement of geometric forms, has an exactly right-angled layout. Cool-coloured display surfaces, uniformly covered in bluish grey, are delineated by [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the abstract art styles and constructivism styles.


« LIS, 1922 » is kept at Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany.


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