Layer after layer of civilized life seems to have veiled our directness of seeing. We often look for an underlying meaning of things while the thing itself is the meaning.

Anni Albers

From top:

Wallhanging, 1924.
Cotton and silk. 168.275 x 100.33 cm.

Black-White-Gray, 1964.
Reproduction of a 1927 original. Cotton and silk. 147 x 118 cm.

Ancient Writing, 1936.
Rayon, linen, cotton, and jute. 149.8 x 111 cm.

Open Letter, 1958.
Cotton. 58.4 x 59.7 cm.

City, 1949.
Linen and cotton pictorial weaving. 44.45 x 67.3 cm.

All © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.