Sunday, August 29, 2010

Josef Albers

Josef Albers painting Fugue around 1925

Josef Albert is one of those color field artists that I had not fully explored his catalog of work. Mostly, because the few work I did see of Albert were lacking much character. I however was missing one key element about Albert and that is the date he was making this work. I was amazed at this work that predated computers, predated minimalist, and predated abstract expressionist. I also thought of John Pomara's work in seeing this particular piece. Although the square in a square work still does not move me like this one above, I can at least appreciate the works because of there pure innovation. Personally, I don't know why, but I find myself moving closer and closer to loving minimalist art.


Troy Camplin said...

Clearly playing with optical illusion. The bars appear to bend because of their orientation to each other.

Todd Camplin said...

Good point, predates Op art too.