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Josef Albers in Mexico

Josef Albers in Mexico

Josef Albers in Mexico

Lauren Hinkson

When Josef and Anni Albers traveled to Mexico they realised that they were in “a country for art like no other”. They would make several trips to Mexico throughout the years exploring sites in Oaxaca and Yucatan. Fascinated by the geometrical shapes, they translated and interwove their found inspiration into their own works of abstract modernism. The book shows photographs made by the Albers of archaeological sites next to their painting, drawings and weaving and the correlations are staggering. Who would have thought that the basis for modernism was built on Mexican ruins.⁠

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