21 Mar 2010

Anni Albers
Anni Albers paintings and prints are at Alan Cristea Gallery in London, these are maze like patterns and eye popping geometric constallations that show she was a true original at the Bauhaus. There are a number of series on show across a long career in Europe and United States, helping to set up, with her husband the painter Josef Albers, after World War II, the Black Mountain College, that 'powerhaus' of avant-garde thought in art, music and performance that influenced the next generation of creatives emerging in the 1950's and 1960's.

'Orange Meander'
Paper 80.8 X 60.9 cm
Image 42.0 x 42.0 cm
Edition of 75

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, Guarded, 1952
Oil on masonite. JAAF: 1976.1.1341. 60.96 x 60.96 cm (24 x 24 inches) ©2003 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

For Josef Albers also see the following exhibitions:

Utopia matters: from Brotherhoods to Bauhaus at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. January 22, 2010 through April 11, 2010

Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. February 11, 2010 through April 11, 2010

19 Mar 2010

I have just joined the Association of Art Historians

'The Association of Art Historians (AAH) represents the interests of those involved in all aspects of art history and visual culture, including art, design, architecture, film, photography, conservation and museum studies.'