Josef Albers’ Sunny Side Up draws inspiration from over five decades of the artist’s archive to create an homage to the colour yellow. As a young artist, Albers was inspired by the German Romantic poet, Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s Theory of Color (1810), in which the poet wrote “… a strong yellow on lustrous silk … has a magnificent and noble effect. We also experience a very warm and cozy impression with yellow. Thus, in painting, too, it belongs among the luminous and active colors. … The eye is gladdened, the heart expands, the feelings are cheered, an immediate warmth seems to waft toward us.”
For those interested in color theory and abstract art, browsing through the series is a must!