Painting "Stable Tools"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1935

GUSN

GUSN-62096

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil painting (technique)
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
wood engraving (process)
Painting

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.

Inscription

"herbert bayer" (Painted)
"herbert bayer/1935" (Painted)

Associated Building

Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Bayer, Herbert (Artist)

Location of Origin

Montecito, CA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

23 7/8 x 23 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.309

Places

California (United States)