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"In the meantime while the tortoise came jogging on with a slow but continued pace, and the hare out of too great a security and confidence of victory overslept herself, the tortoise arrived at the end of the race first." --Aesop, 550 B.C. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

ca. 1962 Herbert Bayer Born: Haag, Austria 1900 Died: Montecito, California 1985 ink and gouache, photomechanical reproduction heightened with white, and pen ink heightened with white on paper mounted on gouache on colored paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 in. (44.3 x 33.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.10 Not currently on view


Keywords

Animal - rabbit

Animal - reptile - turtle

Landscape - celestial - moon

Landscape - celestial - star

Literature - Aesop - Tortoise and Hare

collage

ink

paint - gouache

paper

paperboard

About Herbert Bayer

Born: Haag, Austria 1900 Died: Montecito, California 1985

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