Citations 0
Art and Images in Psychiatry
May 2007

Homage to the Square

Author Affiliations



Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64(5):520. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.64.5.520

And my objective? Perception of the logic and magic of color . . . there is no end with color.—Josef Albers1(p463)

In 1933, the internationally acclaimed Bauhaus closed under threat from the Nazis. Josef Albers (1888-1976), then assistant director, had come there as a student in 1920, rising to the rank of Bauhaus master. The Bauhaus was considered “a germ cell of bolshevism”2(p30) and a source of cultural degeneration by the Nazis. Moreover, even though his wife Anni's family had converted to Christianity3 in the 1880s, their background was Jewish.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview