Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries
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An undated sketch in the collection of the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation bears a striking resemblance to the well-known Gestalt diagram about the nature of human perception (figs. 13 and 14). First published by Edgar Rubin in 1914, the Gestalt illustration asks the basic question:Do you see a vase or two faces?