Gertrud Arndt - Bauhaus weaver and photographer
12 February 2013
Just back from a quick visit to Berlin which I'd never visited and loved. We visited the Bauhaus museum where they had a great exhibition about Gertrud Arndt. She wanted to be an architect originally but there was no course at the Bauhaus so she did the weaving course instead. She was also a keen photographer, using herself as her model and her pictures are quite playful and fun, as are her colours in her weavings. The show didn't really say what happened to her after the Bauhaus, I don't think she ever practiced so maybe she got swallowed up by family life. But anyway, some beautiful work that was great to discover.