Homage to the Square: Sentinel, 1967

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Homage to the Square: Sentinel, 1967

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Artist: Josef Albers (German-American, 1888-1976)

Medium: Silkscreen

Publisher: Ives-Sillman

Dimensions: 15" x 15" (26.5" x 31.5" with frame)

"Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences." -Josef Albers

Around the time that Josef Albers joined the Yale faculty in 1950, he began his celebrated Homage to the Square series. This would become a body of more than a thousand works executed over a period of twenty-five years, including paintings, drawings, prints and tapestries. The entire series was based on a mathematically determined format of several squares, which appear to be overlapping or nested within one another. This geometric abstraction was Albers's template for exploring the subjective experience of color-the effects that adjacent colors have on one another. An example of this would be the illusion of flat planes of color advancing or receding in space.

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