Max Bill: Variation 12 Max Bill Poster
Variation 12 by Max Bill designed in 1938
Max Bill Foundation, Switzerland
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Max Bill Variation 12 Poster. Timeless, classic and highly decorative, this beautiful Max Bill artwork was designed by Swiss designer Max Bill in 1938.
The work titled 'Variation 12' is one of a series of 15 variations, with different expressive qualities deriving from the combination of colors
used in each. The series was made by Max Bill between 1935 and 1938. Variation 12 was made in 1938 and is one of the most beautiful works in the series.
The fierce simplicity and geometry of this poster has roots in the development of the "Concrete Art" movement of the 1930s.
Max Bill embraced this movement and created works of art with a visual language of absolute clarity.
This beautiful Max Bill print was published under authority of the Max Bill Foundation and ships rolled in a strong tube.
Certified by the Max Bill Foundation, these Max Bill posters faithfully reproduce the original lithograph colors.
This is an exemplary work by the artist and it will be a stunning addition to any space.
This Max Bill poster is printed on high-quality printable Fine Paper "Vent Nouveau F-FS". Please note that the white-ash frame is not included and is for display purposes only.
This work is part of the Concrete Art movement. Concrete Art and Design or Concretism is an abstractionist movement that evolved
in the 1930s out of the work of De Stijl, Futurism and Kandinsky around the Swiss painter Max Bill. The term "Concrete Art"
was first introduced by Theo van Doesburg in his "Manifesto of Concrete Art" (1930). In his understanding, this form of
Abstractionism must be free of any symbolical association with reality, arguing that lines and colors are concrete by themselves.
Max Bill further promoted this idea, organizing the first international exhibition in 1944. Variation 12 is part of Max Bill's 'Fifteen Variations on a Single Theme' designed between 1935-1938. This is the concrete art of Max Bill which was created during 1935-1938. The original work was published as a shape of booklet from a publishing company in Paris. Based on one theme (original drawing) as a nucleus of idea, he created the 15 variations along the 3 keywords ‘continuity’, ‘development’ and ‘invention’. The original drawing is a spiral graphic of a line which consists of a regular triangle with one side becoming a part of perfect square, and equally developed from the square to regular pentagon to regular hexagon to regular heptagon then to regular octagon. And following the molding rules set by him as how to put dots or draw lines in specific order, he put arranges to each 15 variations.
Max Bill (1908-1994) was arguably the most important Swiss artist of the 20th century. Max Bill was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1908. After an apprenticeship between 1924 and 1927 in Zurich, Max Bill studied at Bauhaus under Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Initially, he worked mainly as a painter, however, after 1929 he became a sculptor, graphic designer, and architect, as well as an industrial designer. “Fifteen variations on a single theme” (1935-1938) is one of the geometric and abstract works he created during this period. After this he dedicated himself to the Ulm School of Design (Hochschule fur Gestaltung), handing down the spirit of Bauhaus to future generations and later becoming the first principal of the school.
Size: 20" x 20" (50cm x 50cm)
Ships rolled in a strong poster tube.
Price does not included frame.