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Albert Mertz

Born in 1920, Copenhagen, Denmark

Died in 1990


Albert Mertz was a Danish Constructivist and a leading artist in the Linien II artists association, a group of Danish artists, active in the 1930s and 1940s, that worked in symbolist and abstract styles. Mertz is best known for his systematic experiments with the colours red and blue, that he termed ‘red/​blue proposition’ and began producing in 1968. Reaching its final form as a rectangle in 1971, the proposition was made up of multiple media formats and scale, found or reused materials, or pai...Read more