An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

As a child, Josef Albers loved to watch his handyman father paint houses.When Josef grew up and became an artist, he reduced each image to its simplest shapes, breaking it down into blocks of color.

He made an incredible discovery: he could alter the entire mood of a painting just by changing the way he combined the colors! Josef spent his entire life studying color, and what he found revolutionized the way people look at art.

Includes color glossary, color wheel, and art activities.

* For Teachers: AR Quiz No. 131456 EN

llustrated by Julia Breckenreid

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  • 2012 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee

 

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