Josef Albers on painting


“If one says ‘Red’ (the name of the colour) and there are 50 people listening, it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.” ~ Josef Albers


Josef Albers’ palette


Josef Albers’ palette:

Flake White,
Zinc White,
Lemon Yellow,
Cadmium Yellow,
Raw Sienna,
Burnt Sienna,
Raw Umber,
Burnt Umber,
Venetian Red,
Alizarin Crimson,
Viridian Green,
Cerulean Blue,
Prussian Blue,
French Ultramarine,
Mars Violet,
Cobalt Violet,
Ferrous Violet Deep,
Payne’s Grey.

Source: Josef Albers, Interaction of Color (1963).