Prefatio
1942
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In the 1940s, already installed in the United States, Josef Albers experimented with printmaking using various media, such as wood. Having abandoned the technique of silkscreen printing a few years earlier, the artist rediscovered the medium with the creation of xylographs that incorporated the variables of chance and free association, replacing the abstract precision for which he was known. In the mid-1940s, he experimented with different surfaces such as wood, linoleum and cork, where he developed reliefs in which the weight of the selected materials became a key element of the composition.

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original title
Prefatio
year of acquisition
2017
type of object
Graphic material
dimensions
Paper: 48.28 x 61 cm
Copyright
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.5619
date
1942
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Lithography on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
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