For this weeks research we were asked to study the artist Josef Albers, who, for 25 years studied colour theory in a project called ‘Homage to the Square’. he made collages of squares laid on top of each other, in order to assess the relationship with colour and how some colours affect how the human eye perceives them. This study involved over 1000 of these types of compositions, developed on a mixture of mediums such as oil based paints, zinc plates and tapestries.
Here is a list of sources that were used as inspiration for the collage created in my sketchbook (above):
- Colour Contrast of Albers’ work
- Josef Albers mini biography
- Homage To the Square Video on Vimeo
- Albers’ Nesting Tables
- Albers Foundation website (Albers Portfolio)