Josef Albers, ‘Mitered Squares (Miami Green)’, 1976, Caviar20
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Josef Albers

Mitered Squares (Miami Green), 1976

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11 × 11 in
27.9 × 27.9 cm
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In his series “Mitered Squares” (1976), Josef Albers offers a variation of his iconic “Homage to …

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While some of Albers' geometric compositions are straight-forward and simply flat, in …

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Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Robert Rauschenberg. He is often cited among the progenitors of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art.

Josef Albers, ‘Mitered Squares (Miami Green)’, 1976, Caviar20
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In his series “Mitered Squares” (1976), Josef Albers offers a variation of his iconic “Homage to the Square” motif, adding diagonal lines to give a sense of depth to the composition. Produced in collaboration with the master printmaker Kenneth Tyler, the 12 silkscreens in the portfolio exemplify Albers’s mastery of …

Caviar20
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While some of Albers' geometric compositions are straight-forward and simply flat, in "Mitered Squares" we are offered a composition to interpret: Are we looking at a recess, with a dark center at the base, or are we looking at a structure with a darkened small square "roof"?

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered by the artist
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Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Robert Rauschenberg. He is often cited among the progenitors of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art.

Josef Albers

Mitered Squares (Miami Green), 1976

Screenprint
11 × 11 in
27.9 × 27.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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