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Study for Homage to the Square, c.1970by Josef Albers
70 x 70 cm
(without border: 54 x 54 cm)
Item #: 915222
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Teamwork is key to the colors in “Study for Homage to the Square, 1970” by Josef Albers. The artist discovered that colors are seen as particular shades in relation to the colors that surround them. In 1949, Albers revolutionized color theories with his “Homage to the Square,” a series of hundreds of paintings and prints exploring the effects produced by layered, colored squares. The German-born Albers (1888 – 1976) was also a mathematician and taught at the prestigious Bauhaus. Exhibited worldwide, his theoretically and artistically renowned works have influenced Hard Edge, Op and conceptual artists.
Also known as silk screening, serigraphy is a process by which multiple layers of ink are manually pressed through fine screens, resulting in an art print that resembles a painting on paper.
About the Artist
German abstract artist Joseph Albers (1888 – 1976) brilliantly developed the concept that color is alive, and its appearance is influenced by surrounding colors. Also a mathematician and professor at the prestigious Bauhaus, Albers revolutionized color theories with his monumental “Homage to the Square.” A series of hundreds of paintings and prints, these vibrant works revealed the chromatic interplay between layers of colored squares. Exhibited worldwide, Albers' acclaimed work profoundly inspired Hard Edge painters, Op artists and conceptual artists.