Ceramics of the Weimar Republic
Photo: Ariana Museum, Geneva.
The Musée Ariana is presenting German ceramics from the period of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). The world was then experiencing a period of exceptional artistic ferment, the rise of modern art and abstraction, from Russian Suprematism and Constructivism to De Stijl movement and the Bauhaus school. These pieces, generally decorated with airbrush designs, are both illustrations of utilitarian ware and at the same time the reflection of a highly innovative form of artistic expression.