How do YOU say red?

Peruvian Mask

Peruvian Mask
Wool Tapestry
46.75 x 79.5
Private Collection

Zig Zag I (Private Collection)

ZigZag I
Wool Tapestry
33 x 51
Private Collection

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Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, R-I c4, 1968 Oil on masonite. JAAF: 1976.1.1852 40.64 x 40.64 cm (16 x 16 inches) ©2007 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (photo courtesy of: www.albersfoundation.org)

I read an interesting post from Brown Grotta Arts. It mentioned Josef Albers and his Homage to the Square and featured the gallery’s artists and their depictions of red. This link will take you to the post. The collection of small thumbnails of red art is quite nice. If you click on each one, you are taken to that artist’s page for the gallery and are able to see more work. Since I seem to use a lot of red, I was quite drawn to this idea for a post.

In trying to find a copy of the Homage painting, I found other Albers “experiments,” mostly about the golden rectangle. I will need to go back and explore those when there is more time, but here is a link to one of them. The rectangles get progressively smaller, and the site is somewhat interactive.

So, how do YOU say red?

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