László Moholy-Nagy

I have always been inspired by the clean and distinctly modern style of László Moholy-Nagy.  Over the course of a few years I collected a bunch of his images before I knew who he was or even that the images were connected.  László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian artist and part of the faculty at the Bauhaus school during the 1920s.  He began his work during military service in World War I, creating more than four hundred drawings on military-issue postcards (he also had a sketchbook, but they gave out the postcards for free).

His output spans various mediums as he experimented with the technologies that became available to him.  He quickly took on the roles of painter, photographer, typographer, graphic designer, filmmaker, and sculptor.  A truly modern creative, his inspiration came from facets of his urban environment: “The reality of our century is technology: the invention, construction and maintenance of machines. To be a user of machines is to be of the spirit of this century. Machines have replaced the transcendental spiritualism of past eras.” László Moholy-Nagy

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