Colours and their interactions were an obsession for Josef Albers, who was #bornonthisday, 19 March 1888. After seeing black and white #photographs of some of his iconic ‘Homage to the #square’ #paintings he became interested in the innumerable varieties of #grey and how they interact in different combinations. From 1974 to 1975, #Albers collaborated with #KennethTyler to create two portfolios of #screenprints, which he titled ‘Gray instrumentation I’ and ‘#Gray instrumentation II’. The interactions between different shades of grey are the basis for these series, which use the motif of the Homage to the square paintings. See them on display now at @nationalgalleryaus 
Portrait of Josef Albers in his studio, Connecticut, 1969. Photo: Malcolm Lubliner
#JosefAlbers #Bauhaus #homagetothesquare #interactionofcolours #colortheory #colourtheory #behindthescenes #albers #greyscale
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