Josef Albers (1888–1976) is best known for his series of paintings, Homage to the Square, in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known are the studies he made for these compositions. With approximately sixty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers's work. These sketches were never exhibited in the artist's lifetime and have rarely been seen after his death. On view will be early studies (1930s–early 1940s), studies for Alber... Read more
In an exhibition spanning four decades, the Morgan Library showcases Josef Albers’ Homages to the Square. The German, a shamus of color and its capabilities, took cues from pre-Colombian, Bauhaus and mid-20th century American art to craft a powerfully unique form of expression.