7.26.2012

josef albers in glass

Josef Albers
with Herbert and Mutzi Bayer
Ascona, Switzerland
1929

Few people know that Josef Albers's first
great works of art were in glass.
He started producing these works 
in 1921 and stopped when he left the 
Bauhaus in 1933 and moved to America.
These are still, to me, quite startling works,
especially considering when they were made.

Josef Albers
"Rhenish Legend"
Glass assemblage
1921

Josef Albers
"Figure"
Glass assemblage
1921

Josef Albers
"Untitled"
Glass assemblage
1921

Josef Albers
"Gitterbild"
Glass assemblage
1921

Josef Albers
"Park"
Glass assemblage
1924

Josef Albers
"Factory"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1925

Josef Albers
"Tectonic Group"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1925

Josef Albers
"Goldrosa"
aka "Upward" and "Structure in Red"
Sandblasted glass with paint
ca. 1926

Josef Albers
"Upward"
Sandblasted glass with paint
ca. 1926

Josef Albers
"Latticework"
Sandblasted glass with paint
ca. 1926

Josef Albers
"Walls and Screens"
aka "Pillars II"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1928

Josef Albers
"Bowers"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1929

Josef Albers
"Interior a"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1929

Josef Albers
"Windows"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1929

Josef Albers
"In the Water"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1931
Bridget who???

Josef Albers
"Cables"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1931

Josef Albers
"Flying"
Sandblasted glass with paint
1931

All images from 
"Josef Albers: Glass, Color, Light"
From an exhibition organized by the
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
and the
Josef Albers Foundation, Orange, Connecticut
1994

6 comments:

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    1. Oh my! How did I manage to not notice that??? I have corrected it. Thanks Jesgord! -P

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  2. My pleasure.....Anni is also an easy one to misspell

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  3. I'm mesmerized by the beautiful geometry!

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