- Josef Albers 1888–1976
- Graphite and gouache on paper
- Support: 162 × 251 mm
frame: 320 × 443 × 25 mm
- Presented by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in honour of Achim Borchardt-Hume 2006
Albers was fascinated by the nature of visual perception. The interlocking shapes of Untitled Abstraction V play with ideas of perspective and make it difficult to distinguish between foreground and background. In Germany, Albers taught at the Bauhaus school of art and design from 1923, and after the National-Socialist regime forced it to close in 1933 he carried its utopian ideas with him to a new teaching post at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. The Neoconcrete Manifesto, displayed in the vitrine below, mentions Albers as an important influence on the Brazilian movement.
Gallery label, January 2022
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