Discovered the Barbican Estate in the middle of City of London yesterday, I really liked the atmosphere there. The residential estate was built during the 1960s and the 1970s and is a prominent example of British brutalist architecture.
Actually the main reason I went there was the Bauhaus: art as life exhibition at the Barbican Gallery.
“Art as Life” focused on the entire development of the most famous art school of the last century: it’s influence in art, architecture, graphic design, interior & industrial design, and typography. Exemplar works from such Bauhaus Masters as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were presented.
I was truly impressed by the exhibition! I was thrilled to discover new and also see my old favourite works by Bauhaus masters. Definitely a go-go, open until August 12.