Anni Albers

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    Kaylan Gerdes Everyday Masterpiece Anni Albers, even from her first memories has always been influenced by vivid and dynamic colors. Her inclinations for arts and creativity at such a young age were values she would hold within herself for the rest of her life. It’s through her use of colors, textures and patterns from everyday objects that she was able to create masterpieces and became a leader in the arts world because of her abilities. She was born Annelise Fleischmann on June 12th, 1899 in Berlin Germany. She later went on to receive her education from the Bauhaus, after which she moved to America where she taught at Black Mountain College with her husband Joseph and then later continued her successful career until her death in 1995. Albers can from an upper class family that afforded her the opportunities of cultivating an interest in the arts at a young age. She painted and studied under impressionist artist Martin Brandenburg. However, she was discouraged after meeting artist Oskar Kokoschka who, after seeing a portrait she was working on, asked her harshly “Why do you paint?” Despite this discouragement from her instructors she attended the School of Arts and Crafts in…

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  • Ab-Erx Movement Analysis

    Admits the violent horrors of WWII many, European artists escaped to the states, where they continued to work. This included, Anni and Joseph Albers, Mondrian, Andre Masson, and Max Ernst, while bringing their innovative methods of abstraction. The intrusion of Avant-Garde ideology is believed to be the stepping stone that led to the success of the Abstract Expressionist in New York in the 1940’s-50’s. Artists of the AB-EX movement looked at works by archaic civilizations in search for eternal…

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