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Painting "Stable Tools"

1984.309 (RS32657)

Description

Painting, abstract rendering of agricultural tools hanging on a wall, gray background. Composition on reverse depicts three ladders and two abstract shapes.

Details

Label
Herbert Bayer was a gifted graphic designer, who trained at the Bauhaus and was later appointed master of typography and graphic design. In 1938, Bayer fled Nazi Germany with his wife and moved to New York, where he was appointed exhibition designer for the landmark Bauhaus exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art. The lifelong friendship between Gropius and Bayer is reflected by the gift of this painting, Stable Tools, an abstract rendering of agricultural tools hanging on a wall at the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Maker
Bayer, Herbert (Artist)
Date
1935
Inscriptions
"herbert bayer" (Painted)
"herbert bayer/1935" (Painted)
Location of origin
Montecito, CA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
wood engraving (process)
Object type
Art
Places
California (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil painting (technique)
Painting
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
wood engraving (process)
Dimensions
23 7/8 x 23 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.309
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
62096

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