About Josef Albers
Abstract painting seeks to extract the pure visceral experience of sight from a seemingly meaningless array of colors and shapes. Josef Albers is one of the best-respected leaders of this movement, as his work influences artists day after day. His pupils include some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, and his work is often listed as some of the most influential creative art to come out of the postwar period. Albers' works are a study of color, often divorced from recognizably meaningful form. Various shades of colors like green and red are meant to draw the viewer into a space of pure abstraction, which, after all, is why the genre is called abstract art. Albers is perhaps most famous for Homage to the Square, a series composed of hundreds of paintings and prints, making up of a series of three or four squares within one another. Other famous works include murals located in Manhattan and Rochester. Much of his work can be found in the large inventory available on eBay, where collectors sell originals and prints of famous pieces, many of them within the "Homage to the Square" series. Josef Albers' contribution to the world of art and thought is immense.