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A Visual Alphabet: Herbert Bayer's Anthology Paintings

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A Visual Alphabet: Herbert Bayer's Anthology Paintings

100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
April 8th, 2011 - January 29th, 2012

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Don't miss Herbert Bayer's anthologies series, in the Hamilton Building's lower level gallery.

In these late works—painted in the final decade of his career—Bayer moved away from earlier formulas and rational structures, and allowed fantasy, intuition, and imagination to reign. The paintings re-examine his previous themes, including geologic and atmospheric forces, nature and the cosmos, and symbols such as letters and gates.

“As in writing, where the essence is often to be found between the words, the meaning in these paintings is found beyond the images,” said Bayer.