Café de l’Aubette by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Café de L'Aubette1926-8ConstructivismCafé de L'AubetteStrasbourg, France One of the first intermedia artists, Taeuber-Arp applies a hard-edged geometric abstraction with Constructivist leanings to interior design. Taeuber-Arp applied the visual language found in works on paper to interior walls and ceilings of this leisure complex to bring the Utopian ideals behind abstraction into practice to create a … Continue reading Café de l’Aubette by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Elementary Forms by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Elementary Forms1917ConstructivismEmbroidery Elementary Forms was made to hang on a wall, unlike most other textile at the time. By treating embroidery like a painting Taeuber-Arp attempted to erode the ideas of what materials could be used to create art. The weft changes how the viewer sees the embroidery, forcing the consideration of texture and the … Continue reading Elementary Forms by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Dada Bowl by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Dada Bowl1916DadaVarnished/Lacquered WoodMuseum of Modern Art, New York, USA With this almost-minimal object of turned wood Taeuber-Arp demonstrates the possibilities of infusing a functional every day thing with a radical aesthetic. Using the nascent Dada strategy she attacks the bourgeois sensibilities of the corrupt world to the decorative arts. The Dada Bowl straddles boundaries. It … Continue reading Dada Bowl by Sophie Taeuber-Arp