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Day and Night V by Josef Albers

Day and Night V by Josef Albers

© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017


Josef Albers studied and taught at the Bauhaus, a school founded in Germany in 1913, which promoted the unification of artistic disciplines. He was an artist who worked in a variety of media, primarily painting, prints and furniture design.

He is best known for his series of paintings 'Homage to the Square' produced between 1950 and 1976. The 'Day and Night' prints are linked to this series in which two or three interacting colours contained within quasi-concentric squares, giving a meditative effect.