Oskar Schlemmer – Revisiting Ballet
Oskar Schlemmer had a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to art, being a sculptor, a painter and a designer as well. However, the genres that he is most remembered for are theater and ballet, which were brought to greater heights during his engagement at the school. He was both a choreographer and a costume designer, which helped both of these areas advance and expand their fields of research, loosen their boundaries and erase edges between arts as independent disciplines. Schlemmer’s most famous work is Triadisches Ballett, in which costumes gradually transform actors into geometrical shapes on stage. This work had announced a change in performing arts, which we were able to witness later on, and we see it today as well.
Oskar Schlemmer, Figurines of the Triadic Ballet, 1922. Mixed materials. Loan of the Friends of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart since 1979. Part of the Oskar Schlemmer Exhibition “Visions of a New World”: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany. © oskarschlemmer-stuttgart.de
Oscar Schlemmer, Diver costume from the Triadic Ballet, 1922.
Oskar Schlemmer, Free Sculpture,1921-1923
Marianne Brandt Ashtray, 1924. Manufacturer Bauhaus Metal Workshop, Weimar, Germany.
MUSIKMÖBEL | Bauhaus Style 1934-35 Bang & Olufsen. This model was designed and inspired by Peter Bang’s desk chair “B64,” designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928.