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Homage To The Square

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Homage To The Square
painting of a woman enjoying a painting by Joseph Albers

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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In 1950, at the age of 62, Albers began what would become his signature series, the Homage to the Square. Over the next 26 years, until his death in 1976, he produced hundreds of variations on the basic compositional scheme of three or four squares set inside each other, with the squares slightly gravitating towards the bottom edge.

In this and other paintings in his Homage to the Square series, Albers investigates the interaction of colors with one another, adjusting hue, tone and intensity to explore optical effects. These Albers created, shimmering color contrasts and the illusion of receding and advancing planes, were meant not so much to deceive the eye as to challenge the viewer’s faculties of visual reception.

I create small studies like Homage To The Square in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma