Thursday, August 5, 2010

josef albers

Josef Albers (1888 - 1976) was a German-born American artist (geometric abstraction) 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 20th century.
At the age of 63, Josef Albers began what was to become his signature series, the 'Homage to the Square'. From 1950 until his death Albers was to create over 1,000 variations on the theme of squares, abandoning the loose forms of the late 1930s and '40s and returning to the hard-edged geometry of his Bauhaus years.
The top piece is sandblasted on glass and painted in black, approx 44 x 31 cm.

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