Lyonel was a composer, a photographer, and an artist. For a living, he drew caricatures and comic strips, and he taught at Bauhaus. Planes of light framed a small brown house in Gaberndorf, Weimar, Germany, as though it weren’t anything special, and Lyonel was the one to notice.
Paul struggled with color until on a visit to Tunisia color possessed him. He saw something there in the quality of the light and became a painter.
Wassily’s art was motivated by theory, practice, and inner beauty. He knew each color produced an emotion and each line a force. For him, paintings were alive; they breathe and vibrate to resonate with human souls.
László might have been the first to realize that a work of art is a machine that drives human emotions. It can be as simple as a lever or as complex as a ferris wheel whether in two or three dimensions.
Josef paired visual elements to their minimum. Simple nested squares with subdued colors showed how much colored squares could do.