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Josef ALBERS: The Magic and Logic of Color

Josef Albers (1888 – 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the twentieth century. 106 more words


Happy birthday Josef Albers!

Did you know that Josef Albers produced more than a thousand works in his series ‘Homage to the Square’?

He begun working on his squares in 1949 and continued until his death in 1976. 90 more words

Josef Albers

I went to the Barber Institute today as a treat from doing my marking!  They have a small exhibition on called ‘Chance, Order, Change’ with 11 pieces from 1939-89. 110 more words


Part three: colour studies: Research Point 1

‘What artists learn from other artists is not so much history or technique (although we learn through tons of that too); what we really gain from the artmaking of others is courage-by-association.’ … 937 more words

A Textiles Vocabulary

Painting: High Five?

A Study of Mid-Century Modern art…

My inspiration was the artist Josef Albers, particularly his Interaction of Color work.

In this painting (c. 1950) I love the possibilities for exploring color with overlapping squares & rectangles. 153 more words

Paintings + Illustrations

Homage to the Square

Did you know that Josef Albers meticulously listed the specific manufacturer’s colors and varnished used on the back of his works?

Albers is famous for his “Homage to the Square” series in which he explored chromatic interactions. 41 more words