Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square: Lone Light, 1962

Oil on Masonite

18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
JAAF 1976.1.1841

Josef Albers is best known for the Homage to the Square paintings and prints, which he started in 1950 when he was sixty-two years old and continued to work on until his death in 1976. The Homages gave him a chance to present a vast range of “color climates,” and to juxtapose pure undiluted colors—whether made of paint or ink—in a way that allows “color magic” to occur.