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This is the only film of the artist Josef Albers teaching in the classroom. Albers aimed to lead students to a more sophisticated use of their vision, believing that the fundamental building block of art education was to learn to see more acutely. I love the the invitation he gives to his students in this video to use their bodies in that seeing.

Josef Albers teaching at Yale by John Cohen, ca. 1955 from Josef and Anni Albers Foundation on Vimeo.

Copyright John Cohen / The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 2013