The J. Paul Getty Trust is the philanthropic arts institution Headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It operates the J. Paul Getty Museum which has two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California.
Its other programs are the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute, through which it awards scholarships that focus on the visual arts in all its dimensions.
Following these lines of work the Getty Research Institute’s gallery conceived Bauhaus: Building the New Artist, the online exhibition that offers an in-depth look into the German School’s novel pedagogy.
Considered one of the most influential schools of art and design of the 20th century, the Bauhaus forged a unique educational vision that blended theory with practice in order to cultivate a new generation of artists and designers who believed in the alliance of the arts under the wing of architecture, and expected to create a solid entity between people and arts.
The Bauhaus exhibition is nicely organized into four sections related to: the history of the school, the kingdom of color and shapes, the experience and contact with the materials, and the importance of the holistic integration of the body, mind and spirit into the daily work.
Among the webpage headlands we find synthetic explanations about the Bauhaus core aspects, original vintage photos and many beautiful exercises to make an approach to the romantic postwar vision of the school.
We appreciate very much the exercises to manipulate A4 paper, based on the teachings of Master Josef Albers and we hope you will find great interest watching the tutorials and also designing and practicing with 3D structures: