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Architectural Blue
  • Herbert Bayer
    born: Haag, Austria-Hungary (present-day Austria) ; died: Santa Barbara, California, United States ; active: Germany, United States
  • Architectural Blue, 1958
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 127 x 152.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 50 x 60 in
  • Gift of Curtis Besinger in memory of Frederic A. "Fritz" and Fabienne "Fabi" Benedict
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, S4
  • 1998.0723
Label Text

Geometric abstract painting with lines, rectangles, and rhomboid shapes. Canvas dominated by blues, with some use of oranges and yellows. Areas of heavy impasto.