ANSCHAUUNG

2016

Anschauung emerged from the interest in a series of experimental education programmes developed during the second half of the 19th and early 20th century, which were influenced by the theories of Friedrich Froebel, creator of the Kindergarten in 1840. This project focuses on support materials developed for “learning through experimenting with objects” (or Anschauung in German). For each of these programmes different materials were designed based on geometry, volume and color, in order to foster abstract understanding through playing, without any usage of grammatical or numerical symbols, for the first time in recent history.
These new methodologies influenced the emergence of modernism in art and architecture. Many of their artists were educated following Froebel’s programme and there is a direct relationship between the fundamental concepts of his educational project and the ideas behind modernism.








“Anschauung”

lacquered wood.
variable dimensions.
2016
1,5m black cube divided into prisms and deployed in space.








-“It is never literally true that any form is meaningless and “says nothing”. Every form in the world says something. But its message often fails to reach us, and even if it does, full understanding is often withheld from us.”

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 100 x 200 cm. 2016
Wassily Kandinsky’s quote analyzed according to Montessori’s Solid Grammar Symbols.


-"Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet"

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 186 x 120 cm. 2016
Paul Klee’s quote translated to the “Silent Way” method sound chart.


-“ABC der Anschauung”

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 186 x 150 cm. 2016
Drawing exercise formulated by Pestalozzi and Bus in the book "ABC der Anschauung"