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The product of minimal means -- paint meticulously applied with a palette knife straight from the tube --Josef Albers’ grey and yellow paintings evince sustained, serial investigation into rhythm, mood, and spatial movement.

  

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Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon

Introduction by Nicholas Fox Weber. Text by Josef Albers, Elaine de Kooning, Colm Tóibín.

"Homage to the Square" (1971) is reproduced from 'Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon."

Exploring the origins of Josef Albers' groundbreaking Homage to the Square in the exquisite palettes of day and night

Using minimal means—paint straight from the tube, applied meticulously with a palette knife—and a focused selection of colors, Josef Albers’ sustained, serial investigation into rhythm, mood and spatial movement is explored in this lavishly produced volume that looks solely at his respective grey and yellow paintings, exploring two distinct color palettes pervasive to his oeuvre.

Highlighting the rich diversity of effects Albers drew from a narrow range of colors, this publication centers around the groundbreaking “Homage to the Square (A)” (1950), the inaugural painting in the series that would occupy the artist until his death in 1976. The pairing of two palettes—black, white and grey and an array of yellows—stems in part from Albers’ 1964 series of lithographs, Midnight and Noon, which brought together these two opposing color sets in a single portfolio. Together they address the limitless possibilities the artist found in color and form in relation to light. The impossible simultaneity of “midnight” and “noon” moreover speaks to Albers’ transcending of what he called “factual facts” in favor of the play of perception and illusion possible in art.

Opening with an introduction by Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, that contextualizes these works and their color palettes, this volume also includes Albers’ own writing on Homage to the Square. Additionally, Elaine de Kooning’s historic text and Colm Tóibín’s recent writing explore this body of work from different perspectives and time periods. Published on the occasion of exhibitions at David Zwirner’s New York and London galleries in 2016 and 2017, this beautifully illustrated publication looks at one of the most influential abstract painters of the 20th century.


"Homage to the Square" (1971) is reproduced from 'Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon."

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Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon

Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon

"The aseptic, almost militant simplicity of each of Albers's designs is the result of a long series of rejections — an arduous and complicated exercise of the element of choice," Elaine de Kooning wrote in ARTnews, 1950. "It is not surprising, therefore, that the artist tends to describe his technique in terms of what he renounces: 'no smock, no skylight, no studio, no palette, no easel, no brushes, no medium, no canvas.' (He works on a table in any room handy, and can keep a white linen suit immaculate throughout a painting session.) And, continuing to list his rejections in terms of style, he says 'no variation in texture or "matière," no personal handwriting, no stylization, no tricks, no "twinkling of the eyes." I want,' he concludes, 'to make my work as neutral as possible.' And so each single color and form in his work is clearly circumscribed, measurable and describable (the artist lists them in his spectacularly tiny handwriting on the back of each board). But the complex moral issues and attitudes toward society — the puritanical conviction — that a susceptible observer might find in the total effect of any one of his pictures, could not be so easily accounted for. This extra dimension is precisely intended; as Albers says: 'The concern of the artist is with the discrepancy between physical fact and psychological effect.'" Reproduced from Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon, new from David Zwirner Books, featured image is "Homage to the Square" (1959). continue to blog


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