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Friday, March 30, 2012

Chroma Artist Spotlight: Josef Albers

As a visual artist I am constantly looking for new inspirational approaches to painting. Innovation and exploration truly pioneer the way for future generations of artists and designers. It's pretty much impossible to talk about colour and not mention artist and art educator, Josef Albers. German born, Albers was thee front runner in colour theory development in the 20th century. His teachings of colour relationships and interactions can be seen in every aspect of design and art today. His book, Interaction of Colour, has been a favourite of mine since studying fine art and is must read for any Chroma enthusiast.

"In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art." - Josef Albers

Here are a few of his experiments with coloured paper from the text. 
Transparence and space-illusion

Reversed grounds

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