Detail View

Intaglio Duo H
Date: 1958
Culture: American
Dimensions: image: 5 in. x 13 1/2 in. (12.7 x 34.3 cm) sheet: 15 x 22 1/2 in. (38.1 x 57.2 cm)
Medium: inkless intaglio
Credit Line: Bequest of Charlotte Collins from the Charles and Charlotte Collins Collection
Label Text: Josef Albers’ approach to color and composition is often understood as academic and rule-based. Yet, for some viewers, his geometric forms and juxtapositions of color can assume a spiritual dimension when approached with a contemplative attitude. Though born in Germany, Albers became a defining figure of mid-century American art and the Abstract movement. The Museum of Modern Art organized his first major traveling exhibition in 1964-1967. Albers was a professor at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale’s Department of Design.
Object Number: 2009.2
Currently not on view