Pretty crazy that he did all this during the early 1900s!
He experimented in – and with – everything; inventing new approaches, new technologies and processes at a time when abstract art was condemned by the authorities – one more thing that sucked about Adolf Hitler.
Seen Interstellar? Moholy-Nagy’s fingerprints (influences, actually) are all over Christopher Nolan’s movie – but going farther back, Moholy-Nagy’s own film effects debut was in Things To Come (1936), tho most of his work ended up on the cutting room floor (or as extras on the DVD).
Moholy-Nagy also influenced FLOMM, of course – in both game and education. In architecture, the NYTimes even suggests that the Guggenheim museum itself was built to complement Moholy-Nagy’s work. It all fits well within Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist spiral …
Starting out, though, I like dark stuff so I gravitated towards these …
Lots to process = lots of reading: Moholy-Nagy’s camera-less photograms take into account composition, space and form. I thought of my own work, experimenting with fax paper.
Moholy-Nagy was all about LIGHT – how we see and perceive things around us. How light illuminates, or projects. This even reflects in how he’d paint, use colour, and build.
Also known as The Light-Space Modulator – years before the ‘the pew 38’ version.
László Moholy-Nagy, A Lightplay: Black White Gray, circa 1926
His film on light play was amazing (above), Again, pretty crazy he did all this so long ago.
This was in front of the light play film.
It was all so cool I had to get a shirt.
Here’s the catalogue.
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present runs thru 7 September 2016 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. THEN, it’ll be at the Art Institute of Chicago 2 October 2016 thru 3 January 2017; and at LACMA 12 February thru 18 June 2017.
Flommist Kylie Jackson is an ingenue, model, student, artist, and DJ. Copyright © 2016 Kylie Jackson. FLomm ‘fotoplastique’ image of Kylie (up top) crafted by mehallo, Kylie photographed by David and Tanya Brown.
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