Joseph Albers ‘Homage to the Square: Beaming @ Tate Modern

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Following my initial research into Joseph Albers’ ‘Homage to a Square’ works, on a recent trip to the Tate Modern in London, I decided to view his work physically. I had read about the ways in which Albers had made these works intuitively by hand, without the use of rulers or printing, but rather drew the squares freehand upon the canvas. In addition, I had also read that Albers did not under-paint the canvas, but rather, in an attempt presumably to keep the colour true, painted the colours directly next to one another, with no overlap, creating a palpable sense of investigation within the physicality of the works.