Josef Albers, ‘Study for Homage to the Square: Decided’, 1957, Painting, Oil on masonite, Phillips
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Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square: Decided, 1957

Oil on masonite
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Josef Albers Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by The …

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Signed with the artist's monogram and dated "57" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "Study for Homage to the Square: "Decided" …
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, ‘Study for Homage to the Square: Decided’, 1957, Painting, Oil on masonite, Phillips
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Josef Albers Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation and is registered at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation as JAAF 1957.1.21.

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Josef Albers’ Study for Homage to the Square: Decided from 1957 is rendered in pure …

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Signed with the artist's monogram and dated "57" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "Study for Homage to the Square: "Decided" …
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

Study for Homage to the Square: Decided, 1957

Oil on masonite
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
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