Homage to the Square, Sonorous

Josef Albers1958

Museum Folkwang

Museum Folkwang
Essen, Germany

The painting belongs to the work complex ›Homage to the Square‹, which Albers worked on for more than two decades from 1950 onwards. He was interested in the visual perception of colours and their interplay when staged in different combinations. As a teacher and with his book ›Interaction of Color‹ (1963), Albers influenced generations of artists.


  • Title: Homage to the Square, Sonorous
  • Creator: Josef Albers
  • Creator Lifespan: 1888/1976
  • Date: 1958
  • Provenance: Donation of the Artist in 1972
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
  • Medium: Oil on hardboard
  • Höhe: 81.5 cm
  • Collection: Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Breite: 81.5 cm

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