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Zwart, Piet (1885 - 1977)

Originally influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, Piet Zwart led a multidisciplinary activity mingling, graphic design , photography, architecture and furniture design. A pioneer of modern typography, the Dutch artist was influenced  by the compositions and colors of the Constructivist movement and De Stijl group. He began using photography in his compositions in 1926 and thus combined two-dimensional type and three-dimensional images that featured high contrasts, photomontages, primary inks, repetitions, graphic lines and geometric forms. Eager to link use and art like most modernist movements, Piet Zwart believed that ‘to make beautiful creations for the sake of their aesthetic value will have no social significance tomorrow.’

Piet Zwart, Artwork Details, 1927
Piet Zwart, Artwork Details, 1927
Piet Zwart, Bahaus, 1929
Piet Zwart, Bahaus, 1929
Piet Zwart, Frosted Cobwebs, 1930
Piet Zwart, Frosted Cobwebs, 1930
Piet Zwart, Cabbage with Hoarfrost, 1930
Piet Zwart, Cabbage with Hoarfrost, 1930
Piet Zwart, Dessert, 1930
Piet Zwart, Dessert, 1930
Piet Zwart, Hands, 1931
Piet Zwart, Hands, 1931
Piet Zwart, Machine Study, 1931
Piet Zwart, Machine Study, 1931
Piet Zwart, Untitled, 1930
Piet Zwart, Untitled, 1930
Piet Zwart, Untitled, c. 1934
Piet Zwart, Untitled, c. 1934
Piet Zwart, Self-portrait, 1931
Piet Zwart, Self-portrait, 1931
Piet Zwart, Staircase, 1930
Piet Zwart, Staircase, 1930
Piet Zwart, Study with Sweater and Wire, 1932
Piet Zwart, Study with Sweater and Wire, 1932
Piet Zwart, Untitled, 1931
Piet Zwart, Untitled, 1931
Piet Zwart, Pliers with Wire, 1930
Piet Zwart, Pliers with Wire, 1930
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