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Josef Albers, Tlaloc, 1944. Woodcut on japanese paper. Via V&A. © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Albers made the first of fourteen visits to Mexico in 1935 and was much influenced by the art and architecture of that country. Tlaloc was a Mexican god of water and Josef Albers used the pattern of the grain in the wood to suggest the surface of water.
(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk, via sheslikeaghost)