Josef Alber’s Homage to the Square series paintings are bright and universal. Five of his classic Bauhaus style works are reproduced here in a handsomely boxed collection of blank notecards perfect for greetings, thank-yous and invitations. Twenty greeting cards in total make for a great gift for modernists and minimalists, or keep them on hand for writing your own missives.
- 20 notecards, 4 each of 5 images and 20 envelopes
- Full color artwork, blank inside
- 5" x 4" notecards; box measures 5.5" x 4.5"
- Sturdy magnetic-closure, reusable box, ideal for keepsakes
This is special because...
Josef Albers (1888 – M976) was a German-born artist and educator. The first living artist to be given a solo show at MoMA and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he taught at the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College, headed Yale University's department of design and is considered one of the most influential teachers of the visual arts in the twentieth century.
Accomplished as a designer, photographer, typographer, printmaker, and poet, Albers is best remembered for his work as an abstract painter and theorist. He favored a very disciplined approach to composition, especially in the hundreds of paintings and prints that make up the series Homage to the Square. In this rigorous series, begun in 1949, Albers explored chromatic interactions with nested squares. Usually painting on Masonite, he used a palette knife with oil colors and often recorded the colors he used on the back of his works. Each painting consists of either three or four squares of solid planes of color nested within one another, as exemplified by this set of notecards.