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Josef Albers (b. 1888, Bottrop, Germany; d. 1976, Orange, Connecticut), a colour theorist, teacher and painter, was one of the twentieth century’s most influential artists. He studied and taught at the Bauhaus from 1920 until its closure in 1933. After fleeing to America with his wife Anni he taught at Black Mountain College, North Carolina where Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly were among his students. In 1950 Albers was appointed head of the Department of Design at Yale University where he taught Eva Hesse and Richard Anuszkiewicz, among others. The 1963 publication of Albers’ treatise The Interaction of Color cemented his enormous influence on post-war art. The Homage to the Square series, executed between 1950 and his death in 1976, consists of nested squares which bring to life the deceptive interplay of colours.Read More
The Josef Albers Foundation was formed in 1963, followed in 1983 by the opening of a museum dedicated to Josef Albers in Bottrop, Germany. The many important exhibitions of Albers’ work include The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1965) and a solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1971)–the first retrospective the museum had devoted to a living artist. In 1988 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum organised a retrospective to mark the centenary of Albers’ birth. A solo exhibition was organised by the Morandi Museum in Bologna (2005) and in 2013 the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia hosted Josef Albers: Spirituality and Rigor.
Text courtesy Waddington Custot.
It is possible that society has never been more poorly prepared than in the present cultural moment to appreciate an artist like Josef Albers (1888–1976). The German-American painter's deliberate, introspective, and contemplative art seems in many ways to be utterly incompatible with our overriding fascination with the big, the 'now,' the...
Art rarely thrives in a vacuum. It is by definition polyglot and in flux, buffeted by the movement of art objects, goods and people across borders and among cultures, and also by individual passion. This much, especially the passion part, is demonstrated by "Josef Albers in Mexico," a quietly stunning exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum...
In the 1930s, Josef and Anni Albers made the first of many trips to Mexico. There's a picture of Josef Albers taken by Anni at Mitla in Oaxaca about 1937. He's in profile, and behind him, filling the rest of the frame, are the frenetic, step-fret forms of the stone mosaics that drew archaeologists to the Zapotec site. The photo—these people...
The entrance hall to the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at the British Museum is blood-red, and covered in Andy Warhol's psychedelic screenprints of Marilyn Monroe's face. It's a punchy start to the exhibition, The American Dream: Pop to the Present .
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