Josef ALBERS: The Magic and Logic of Color

Josef Albers (1888 – 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the twentieth century.
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He was known to meticulously list the specific manufacturer’s colours and varnishes he used on the back of his works, as if the colours were catalogued components of an optical experiment.His work represents a transition between traditional European art and the new American art.

It incorporated European influences from the Constructivists and the Bauhaus movement, and its intensity and smallness of scale were typically European, but his influence fell heavily on American artists of the late 1950s and the 1960s.”Hard-edge” abstract painters drew on his use of patterns and intense colors, while Op artists and conceptual artists further explored his interest in perception.

In tribute to Bert Stern…

Marilyn Monroe Bert Stern Serigraph Black Light, 1968

Vintage serigraph prints (8) , by Bert Stern, printed in 1968

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Marilyn Monroe silkscreen serigraph, by Bert SternSize: 10″½ x 11″

Bert Stern, a self-taught photographer who created high-concept images for advertising in the 1950s, made a renowned jazz film and captured Marilyn Monroe in a revealing series of photographs weeks before her death, died June 25 at his home in New York City. He was 83.

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