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Plate 26 from a series of authentic vintage serio-lithograph prints by Paul Knothe, the Dessau Bauhaus philosopher/painter: wallpaper designs or interior decoration options in incredibly rich and vibrant colors...another example of a salon, quite likely from the Dessau school’s interior design department.

This wildly inventive interior design for wall, ceiling, and floor is like a casbah on acid! A 3-dimensional view into the room starts with a doorway on left peeking into another highly decorated room, ceiling, and floor, and features large framed images of a dancing lady, a troubadour serenading cherubs and fantastical trees & plants...other design embellishments include geometric shapes, stripes, clouds. Colors include bright mustard yellow, pale tans, pinks, and blues; deeper maroon, lapis blue, and brick brown.

Measures about 15.75 inches high [40cm] and 11.75 inches wide [29.9cm], with an image size of 11 inches [27.95cm] high by 11.25 inches [28.6cm] wide. “Paul Knothe” is printed in lower left corner and “Akt.-Ges. Für Kunstdruck, Niedersedlitz-Dresden” in the lower right corner. Exact date unknown.

In excellent vintage condition – no tears, creases, holes, soiling, etc. Very light toning along the bottom margin.

A variety of experiences and inspirations—his family art business, Klee and Kandinsky's fundamental theory of design, combined with his own design practice and theoretical musings—enabled the young Knothe (1897-1988) to conceptualize "the artist as artist space” and to unconsciously anticipate Bauhaus ideas, which were reflected in his work. Knothe joined the Bauhaus in Dessau in 1919 and further developed his distinctive modern style. Early works were signed as “Paul Ka”, and later “Paul Kaan”. Forbidden to paint in 1933, most of his paintings were confiscated and destroyed by the Nazis. He later produced more abstract watercolors and drawings.

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Several other Paul Knothe prints are available; for more art deco lithograph and pochoir prints and posters, see our Vintage Prints & Posters section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusabellaBrownstein?section_id=6236031

Fantastical 1920s Bauhaus Architectural Interior Design SerioLithograph by Paul Knothe, No. 26


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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: vintage serio lithograph, Paul Knothe design, Bauhaus wallpaper art, interior design, architectural art, German 1920s art
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