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Mark Rothko, Red, date unknown.
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Josef Albers - From the series “Homage to the Squares”, 1969. Oil on masonite

Josef Albers was one of the most important teachers and influential personalities at the Bauhaus from its inception in Weimar, Germany (1919) through the last days of the school in Berlin (1933). When he fled Nazi Germany and came to the United States he was already established as a painter despite his talents for the art of assemblage and object design. In his series titled, “Homage to the Square”, he produced an extensive body of variations on a highly focused theme. “Homage to the Square” is a collection of explorations in color and spatial relationships in which Albers limited himself to square formats, solid colors and precise geometry, yet was able to achieve a seemingly endless range of visual effects.

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Josef Albers - From the series “Homage to the Squares”, 1969. Oil on masonite

Josef Albers was one of the most important teachers and influential personalities at the Bauhaus from its inception in Weimar, Germany (1919) through the last days of the school in Berlin (1933). When he fled Nazi Germany and came to the United States he was already established as a painter despite his talents for the art of assemblage and object design. In his series titled, “Homage to the Square”, he produced an extensive body of variations on a highly focused theme. “Homage to the Square” is a collection of explorations in color and spatial relationships in which Albers limited himself to square formats, solid colors and precise geometry, yet was able to achieve a seemingly endless range of visual effects.

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Josef Albers - From the series “Homage to the Squares”, 1969. Oil on masonite

Josef Albers was one of the most important teachers and influential personalities at the Bauhaus from its inception in Weimar, Germany (1919) through the last days of the school in Berlin (1933). When he fled Nazi Germany and came to the United States he was already established as a painter despite his talents for the art of assemblage and object design. In his series titled, “Homage to the Square”, he produced an extensive body of variations on a highly focused theme. “Homage to the Square” is a collection of explorations in color and spatial relationships in which Albers limited himself to square formats, solid colors and precise geometry, yet was able to achieve a seemingly endless range of visual effects.

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Josef Albers - From the series “Homage to the Squares”, 1969. Oil on masonite

Josef Albers was one of the most important teachers and influential personalities at the Bauhaus from its inception in Weimar, Germany (1919) through the last days of the school in Berlin (1933). When he fled Nazi Germany and came to the United States he was already established as a painter despite his talents for the art of assemblage and object design. In his series titled, “Homage to the Square”, he produced an extensive body of variations on a highly focused theme. “Homage to the Square” is a collection of explorations in color and spatial relationships in which Albers limited himself to square formats, solid colors and precise geometry, yet was able to achieve a seemingly endless range of visual effects.

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Claude MonetThe Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil, date unknown. Oil on canvas 

During the 1870s and 1880s Argenteuil became an important source of inspiration for the impressionist artists, who immortalized its river views, bridges, streets, and factories in their groundbreaking paintings. Argenteuil retained much of its rustic charm and during the 1850s became a popular destination for day-trippers from Paris, drawn there by the pleasant riverside promenades and boating activities. This spectacular stretch of the Seine, where the river reached its widest and deepest points, hosted a great variety of events, from sailing and steamboat races to water jousts and recreational boating. Argenteuil was therefore a town with many facets, a place that combined leisure and labour, fields and factories, rural beauty and urban life.

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Mark Rothko - Black on Maroon, 1958. Mixed media on canvas 

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Claude MonetWoman with a Parasol, Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875. Oil on canvas 

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Vincent van Gogh - Cypresses, 1889. Oil on canvas

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Cy TwomblyQuattro Stagioni: Inverno 1993-5, 1993-95. Acrylic, oil, and pencil on canvas

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