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Cafe Aubette
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Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
The Cafe Aubette, located in the central square of Strasbourg, is one of the most ambitious projects of the artistic avant-garde of the '20s, so much to be defined by the most enthusiastic as the "Sistine Chapel" of modern art.
The grandiose building, prior used for military purposes, came into possession of the Horn brothers in 1922, they wished to make it the meeting point of reference for the Strasbourg society.
When the Cofè Aubette's project was finished, Theo van Doesburg, responsible for making new, called it as the realization of unbridled imagination.
 	Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
 	Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg

Theo van Doesburg, a self-taught painter and architect, was flanked in the realization of the Aubette by Hans Arp and his wife. The project fully reflects the stylistic canons of the vanguard of which the two artists were among the greatest exponents. The painting is characterized by primary colors and geometric shapes such as lines and squares, and is completely subservient to architecture and its valorisation.

 	Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
 	Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
The architect's passion for abstract art finds its roots in the anti-rational Dada movement. Doesburg uses large colored shapes as decorations on the walls to draw diagonals that create dynamism and tension coming into contact with the rectangles of the structural elements such as doors and windows. It also attends of the furnishings with personal choices, using colors like gray black and red, and follows in the first person the arrangement of lighting.
 	Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
Cafe Aubette Theo Van Doesburg Strasbourg
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