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Homage to the square: deep voice

Josef Albers (in 1965)

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.


Specifications

Title Homage to the square: deep voice
Material and technique Oil on masonite
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 18
Dimensions (general) Height : 79,5 cm
Width : 79,5 cm
Makers Artist: Josef Albers
Accession number 2725 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1967
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1967
Age maker About 77 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions De Kleuren van De Stijl (2017)
Material Masonite > Hardboard > Board > Fibreboard > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Josef Albers

Bottrop 1888 - New Haven 1976