Soft Edge, Hard Edge: Emeraude PP 1965
Limited Edition Print : Screenprint in Colors on Paper
Size : 8x8 in | 20x20 cm
Framed : 13.75x13.75 in | 35x35 cm
Edition : Printers Proof
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Framed with PlexiglassWhite Washed White Frame
Purchased fromPublisher 2019
Provenance / HistoryObtained from the Estate of the Publisher: Ives-Sillman. Published by Ives - Sillman of New Haven, CT.
Story / Additional InfoPrinter's Proof Outside the main edition of 250. Known for his interrogation of the square form in various tones and colors, ‘Emeraude’ comes from Josef Albers’ ‘Soft Edge-Hard Edge’ portfolio. Here, his study of color fields and spatial relationships presents an abstract layering of squares in emerald green, forest green, and blue. This smaller version of the main edition print was created as the cover for an announcement promoting the full portfolio.
Certificate of AuthenticityArt Brokerage
Josef Albers - Germany
Art Brokerage: Josef Albers German/American Artist: March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976. Josef Albers is well known for his compositions that explore the relationships of color through a single, simple form, usually the square. In choosing the square, Joseph Albers revealed his knowledge of the work of Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, both of whom had explored the form's spiritual and formal possibilities. Albers was also aware of the Neo-Platonic significance of the square as a pure form. His main interest, though, was in color and understanding the rules guiding visual experience. This was an interest that had been sparked at the Bauhaus by Paul Klee's introductory courses, where superimposed squares demonstrated compositional and spatial effects. Joseph Albers developed his own theories regarding spatial effects, contrasts, and harmonies of colors. He in published an influential book Interaction of Color in 1963, which elucidated his color theories. He was a key faculty member at Black Mountain College until 1949, and, also taught at times, at Harvard University. In 1950 Joseph Albers became the head of the Department of Design at Yale University. A venerated teacher and theorist, Albers died in New Haven in 1976. Listings wanted.