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"Three Yellow, Three Squares", Tapestry

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Josef Albers (1888-1976)1966Design: New Haven, USA; Execution: Aubusson, Francetapestry, wool176 x 170 cm

Josef Albers, formerly a master of Bauhaus, dedicated the years from 1950 to the end of his life to his series "Homage to the Square”. With a maximum of four similar intertwined squares in one or several colours, Albers examined the mutual effect of colour, intensity, and colour values. He published his findings in 1963 in "Interaction of Color". This tapestry with its three yellow squares suspended in space, is a variation of this motif using textile as a medium, this particular tapestry was produced in the French town of Aubusson.