"He who wishes to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its endless combinations with all other colors."
- Johannes Itten
Itten initiated mandatory form and color education for Bauhaus students. He taught there until 1923, essentially on the concept of creation, focussing on form and color and in the process developing his theories on color and the color circle. In March 1923, Itten left the Bauhaus because Gropius no longer approved of his teaching methods - in particular of the preparatory meditation exercises and the Far-Eastern mysticism which this presupposed. Itten’s departure was the first symptom of a general re-orientation of the school. The “romantic” or as others have called it, the universalistic era, came to an end.