Josef Albers, Homage to the Square--Insert, 1959, oil on masonite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1969.47.51
Modern Masters: Midcentury Abstraction from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2008
The artist worked on his Homage to the Square series for twenty-five years, applying pigments straight from the tube in strict rectangles. Albers wanted the viewer to concentrate on the relationships between the colors and the sense of depth and movement they created. Here, the innermost brilliant yellow square radiates out of a neutral space, where pale outlying bands faintly echo the pulses of the core color.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
Homage to the Square--Insert
- Not on view
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
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- oil on masonite
- Abstract – geometric
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