Max Bill
doppelfläche mit sechs rechtwinkligen ecken, 1948-78

Max Bill – architect, designer, painter, sculptor, commentator and lecturer –  defined concrete art as being ultimately “the pure expression of harmonic dimensions and laws” for a mathematical approach to creative design in order to maintain controllable results. The mathematical discovery of the Möbius strip, which apparently has only one edge and one surface, interested Max Bill as a sculptor for years. Bill’s analysis of Constantin Brancusi’s Infinite Column, 1918/38, led to the sculptural idea of an endless loop as 1935. With doppelfläche mit sechs rechtwinkligen ecken [double surface with six rectangular corners], 1948-78,  Bill successfully formalizes a mathematical idea elegantly and lightly, making us forget how heavy the white granite is. In this way, Bill lent infinity to a form that is nevertheless limited.

Max Bill

* 1908 Winterthur, CH
† 1994 Berlin, D
Max Bill
bildsäulen-dreiergruppe, 1989
Enamel on steel
Max Bill
quinze variations sur un même thème / 15 variations on one theme, 1935
Lithograph, Ed. 200
Max Bill
combillation aus 30 gleichen elementen in 6 gruppen, 1986
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Max Bill
zwei umschlossene quadrate, 1971
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