MUSEUM OF FORGERY: albers
Studies in Transmitted Light Josef Albers
These are original posthumous color studies attributed to Josef Albers, the master of modern color theory. In his own lifetime, Albers did little or no work on the color theory of transmitted light, working instead with the perception of light reflected off paint, ink, and paper. This series, created especially for the Museum of Forgery, extends Josef Albers' reflected-light color studies into the realm of transmitted light. Each image is a study in the color properties of transmitted light viewable through such devices as computer monitors. They are designed at a screen resolution of 72 ppi. The full series of purely digital images is stored in the Museum's cyberarchives. This series is part of the Museum of Forgery's "Excessioning" program whose mission is to see that artworks are credited to appropriate artists living and dead.
For other posthumous Albers works commissioned by the museum see our 'gallerys' page.
"Serial compositions are multipart pieces with regulated changes. The differences between the parts are the subject of the composition. If some parts remain constant it is to punctuate the changes" (Sol LeWitt).