K VII by László Moholy-Nagy was created in 1922. The painting is in Tate Modern London. The size of the work is 115,3 x 135,9 cm and is made as an oil and graphite on canvas.
The ‘K’ in the title of K VII stands for the German word Konstruktion (‘construction’), and the painting’s ordered, geometrical forms are typical of Moholy-Nagy’s technocratic Utopianism. The year after it was painted, he was appointed to teach the one year-preliminary course at the recently founded Bauhaus in Weimar. Moholy-Nagy’s appointment signalled a major shift in the school’s philosophy away from its earlier crafts ethos towards a closer alignment with the demands of modern industry.. Read more in Tate Modern London.
About the Artist: Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy László Weisz in Bácsborsód. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. László attended a gymnasium school in the city of Szeged, which was the second-largest city in the country. Initially he wanted to become a writer or poet, and in 1911 some of his poems were published in local daily newspapers. Starting in 1913, he studied law at the University of Budapest… Read more
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