Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Discovering Josef Albers

During a 30-day creative challenge, which I will blog about at a later time, I stepped up my game on abstract art and played around with shapes, colors and patterns. One of the digital paintings I created during this time is called "Shades of Gray": What I had in mind at the time was an infinite reflection of two mirrors facing each other, but I had no idea that a German-American abstract artist, Josef Albers (1888-1976), was known for creating art with layers of squares and rectangles. I heard about Albers' work while I was watching television, so I was compelled to look him up. Go here for a list of Web sites where you can look at or purchase reproductions of his work. I was unsure about the quality of my digital painting until I discovered Albers. Not only does this make me more confident in what I create, but it makes me want to brush up on my art history.

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