László Moholy-Nagy was born in 1895 in Borsod, a small village in southern Austria-Hungary. Nagy was one of professors in the school of Bauhaus, who was a painter and a photographer. Nagy was influenced by the constructivist movement and the speeding technology/industry as we can observe in his works. In his autobiography Abstract of an Artist(1944) gives his idea of art understanding. Hw says that his work was figurative since he found the contemporary art of his day as chaotic. He says he did not undertand Cubism, Fauvism, and Futurism. He worked on the drawings of artist as Rembrandt and Van Gogh. He affected by the expressive power of lines and absesnce of half tones. And then he started to experiment with Dadaist compositions. After that he beganhis photographical experiments and works. Nagy also coined the term “the New Vision”. He believed that photography could create a whole new way of seeing the outside world that the human eye could not.
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