The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany. © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Shards in a Picture Grid, author: Josef Albers, 1921

[Translate to English:] text

Josef Albers, who was a practising Catholic, had a fondness for the symbolism of glass as a work material. The stained glass window "Scherben im Gitterbild" (Shards in a Picture Grid) was made in 1921 when Albers was a student in the glass painting workshop, of which he later became director at the behest of Walter Gropius. This work was a prototype for the glass windows that Albers went on to make, for instance for the Sommerfeld House.

 

  1. Literature:
  2. Danilowitz, Brenda (2009): „Tatsächlich reizvoll, wenn auch etwas brutal.“ Josef Albers‘ Gitterbild, in: Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin/Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Klassik Stiftung Weimar: Modell Bauhaus, Ostfildern, S. 93ff.
    To the top