The Easel

Bauhaus Masters Josef and Anni Albers Obsessively Collected South American Art

Is Bauhaus design and pre-Columbian art such a strange coupling? Both Albers taught at the Bauhaus. After emigrating to the US, Latin American art strongly influenced their work– he in colour theory, she in textiles. “For the Albers, art and the visual had to be everywhere in your life, and in Mexico, art was everywhere. They felt that people there were living with visual flair … which was the dream of the Bauhaus.”