Kabnitettstücke: Das bewegte Quadrat


Beginning in the 1930s, there was a development in the circle of artists like Max Bill, Verena Loewensberg, Camille Graeser and Richard Paul Lohse, which were based at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, that led to the development of the “Zuricher School of Concretism”.  Distinctive for the artists of Concretism is the emphasis on geometric abstraction and the use of simple but precise forms.

The artists which were part of this movement focused on an art, which was free from the representational and symbolic elements and instead researched the inherent qualities of form, colour and material. In addition to painting and sculpturing, the artists of Zurich School of Concretism also experimented with other forms of media like graphic design, architecture or industrial design. The movement had a profound impact on the development of modern arts and design, especially in Europe.