Repeat and Reverse by Josef Albers

Repeat and Reverse
1963
Bauhaus
Stainless steel on concrete
Art and Architecture Building, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Albers created the Repeat and Reverse sculpture at the request of Paul Rudolph, the architect of the Art and Architecture Building at Yale University. Albers used a simple arrangement of steel bars to produce a three-dimensional illusion of planes that seemingly project and recede into the wall.

Josef Albers
Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction, Op Art
Born: 19 March 1888, Bottrop, Germany
Nationality: American
Died: 25 Match 1976, Connecticut, USA

Albers was an instrumental artist bringing the tenets of European modernism of Bauhaus to America. His legacy as a teacher of artists and his extensive theoretical work proposing colour, rather than form, is the primary medium of pictorial language profoundly influenced the development of American modern art throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

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