After using Cubism as a springboard for his structural studies, Oskar Schlemmer's work became intrigued with the possibilities of figures and their relationship to the space around them, for example 'Egocentric Space Lines' (1924). His characteristic forms can be seen in his sculptures as well as his paintings. Yet he also turned his attention to stage design, first getting involved with this in 1929, executing settings for the opera 'Nightingale' and the ballet 'Renard' by Igor Stravinsky.
As well as leaving a large body of work, Oskar Schlemmer has also had his theories on art published and a comprehensive book of his letters and diary entries from 1910 to his death in 1943 is also available. “My themes – the human figure in space, its moving and stationary functions, sitting, lying, walking, standing – are as simple as they are universally valid. Besides they are inexhaustible.”Oskar Schlemmer.