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Homage to the square: deep voice

Homage to the square: deep voice

Josef Albers (in 1965)

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In 'Homage to the Square' Joseph Albers explored the interaction of colours placed in juxtaposition in the form of squares set one inside another. The simple composition remained the same, but varying the colours gave rise to a series with a great visual complexity. Albers saw the various colour compositions as different climates or characters. The abstract colour surfaces enter into a relationship with one another. Here colour is both an objective and a means.

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Title Homage to the square: deep voice
Material and technique Oil on masonite
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 79.5 cm
Width 79.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Josef Albers
Accession number 2725 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1967
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1967
Age artist About 77 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions De Kleuren van De Stijl (2017)
Material
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Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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Josef Albers

Bottrop 1888 - New Haven 1976

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