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Homage to the Square/Red Series, Untitled III, 1968

Josef Albers

American, 1888-1976
Oil on masonite
32 x 32 in. (81.3 x 81.3 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase
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An influential artist and educator, Albers believed in the importance of having an experimental attitude concerning art materials and a technological approach to the study of color and design. The square-within-square format of his celebrated "Homage to the Square" series gave Albers a tireless formula for exploring color relationships and investigating how colors are transformed according to their placement with other colors. These works set a precedent in minimal art by demonstrating that pictorial values could be generated exclusively through the interaction of color in simple geometric forms.

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