Josef Albers (born 1888 in Bottrop, DE, died 1976 in New Haven, US) was a painter, sculptor, teacher, and poet. During his lifetime he set forth a generation of American artists to the European modernist concepts of the Bauhaus. Albers studied to become a teacher and attended the Royal Art Academy of Berlin; moreover he studied lithography and entered the Bauhaus in Weimar at the age of 23. His research on geometric shapes and the… Read more
About the artwork
From his series Homage to the Square, SK-ED is extraordinary in its perceptual complexity. Each color is meticulously chosen for its interactivity—as Albers always claimed, “a color is almost never seen as it really is”.