This print forms part of a series of eight screenprints that the artist produced later in his career exploring the relationship between colour and form. The series demonstrates his continuing fascination with colour theory, which he first encountered at the Bauhaus. Against a black background, the four circles explore subtle changes in shape and layout.
Four Segmented Circles
Date of work
Screenprint on paper 75.5 x 75.5 cm © DACS, 2015
Herbert Bayer was a graphic designer, painter, sculptor and architect closely associated with the Bauhaus. Born in 1900 in Linz, Austria, he moved to Weimar in Germany to study at the Bauhaus under Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy, later becoming director of printing and advertising at the school. After leaving to become art director of Berlin Vogue, he emigrated to America in 1938 where he designed and curated two Bauhaus exhibitions. His work became more varied during this period, including architecture projects, typographic design, large scale sculpture and creative consultancy.