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Johannes Itten

Kunstmuseum Bern

30 Aug 2019 - 2 Feb 2020

Art as Life, Bauhaus Utopias and Documents of Reality

In his diaries and sketchbooks, Bauhaus teacher Johannes Itten tested out theories of colour and harmony, hoping to hit upon a way of closing the distance between art and life. These documents are on show here alongside his paintings. Find out more from the Kunstmuseum Bern’s website.

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Boy Drawing (1926), Johannes Itten.

Boy Drawing (1926), Johannes Itten. Photo: © 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

Page from Diary VI, Krefeld, (1937–c. 1941), Johannes Itten.

Page from Diary VI, Krefeld, (1937–c. 41), Johannes Itten. Photo: © 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

 Circle of Light (1915), Johannes Itten.

Circle of Light (1915), Johannes Itten. Photo: © 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

Self-portrait (1928), Johannes Itten.

Self-portrait (1928), Johannes Itten. Photo: © 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

Child (1921/22), Johannes Itten.

Child (1921/22), Johannes Itten. Photo: © 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

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