This Hungarian-born artist loved to experiment. Photography, painting, set design, sculpture and films – he tried his hand at them all! He was even a magazine art director for a while. But perhaps the area where László Moholy-Nagy made the biggest impact was his teaching. He invigorated teaching at the famous Bauhaus in Germany, embracing modern technologies and an experimental atmosphere. This was the birthplace of László Moholy-Nagy photograms, a cutting-edge new technique he pioneered.
He later brought this style of teaching to the States and set up the famous Institute of Design in Chicago, influencing and inspiring generations of students. László Moholy-Nagy’s style is bold and modern – and he loved using graphic shapes in the constructivist style.
His colours are muted, giving his work an understated cool that works well with many of today’s interior design trends. You’ll also find some beautiful László Moholy-Nagy photography in our collection, so why not dive in right now?
A feast of shapes
László Moholy-Nagy loved playing with shapes and lines to construct elegant modern art. His subtle touch means his pieces have a restrained beauty that would sit comfortably in any room without being overpowering. ‘Composition ii’ with its stylish colour palette of creams, greens and yellows would look fantastic with a range of contemporary interiors and has a Scandi feel that is very on-trend.
Many of László Moholy-Nagy’s pieces have an industrial feel, using strong lines and grey colour palettes. ‘Construction VI’ makes a serious impact, while the addition of softer pinks in ‘Construction lis’ provide a beautiful contrast to the grey.
Not all László Moholy-Nagy art features graphic shapes, he also created some memorable photography. ‘Photogram with leaves’ is a popular choice, while his intimate black-and-white portrait, ‘Ellen Frank’, has a timeless quality.
A choice of materials
When it comes to choosing the right material for your László Moholy-Nagy print, it helps to think about the colours in your chosen picture. His black-and-white pieces are enhanced when printed onto glossy acrylic glass for a high-contrast finish, while paler works look great printed onto lightweight Forex foam board to bring out the delicate details.
More colourful artworks can be printed onto slender Alu-Dibond for an intense effect, or why not get experimental like László Moholy-Nagy himself and choose an unusual material, such as wood, for a unique finish? And there’s always our most affordable option, our high-performance photo paper.