László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1945) was a prominent representative of the Hungarian avant-garde. He became famous mainly as a photographer. He believed in the potential of art as a means of social transformation that goes hand in hand with technology that improves everyday life. In 1920 he moved to Berlin, where he met representatives of Dada and Constructivism. At that time he began to paint abstract canvases on which geometric shapes and colored stripes reveal architectural structures in space.