Conference paper (published)The first technical study of Kurt Schwitters’ small sculptures and three-dimensional mixed-media collages known as assemblages, made in the 1940s in Britain, was carried out using low magnification and ultraviolet examination, and x-radiography. Paint and plaster samples were analysed using SEM/EDX, FTIR and examination of cross sections. Some sculptures were...
Townsend, Joyce H. ; von Aderkas, Nelly ; Ormsby, Bronwyn ; Sofer, Gates
Conference paper (published)Niki de Saint Phalle’s Shooting Picture is a mixed media work completed when first displayed in Paris in 1961. Spectators shot at the work with the .22 rifle provided, causing the plaster on a mesh support to fracture and release liquid paint held in plastic bags beneath its surface. The...
De Bernardis, Sara ; Ormsby, Bronwyn ; Townsend, Joyce H. ; Green, Tim ; Smithen, Patricia