"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Squared Away

With Josef Albers!

Today, with my second grade students, I read this biography about the artist, Josef Albers.
An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

Each page of this book teaches the reader about Albers and the interplay and interaction of colors. The students loved this book and told me all about "warm" and "cool" colors.  This page in particular had them sharing for quite a while!

A page from An Eye for Color
 The book culminates in this celebration of Albers' art, Homage to a Square.
A page from An Eye for Color.  Josef Albers and some of his squares.

Excited and inspired they set to work to investigate color! You can learn more about Albers and view a gallery of his art.

No comments:

Post a Comment