Who’s not afraid of displaying Kurt Schwitters’ collages?: a microfadometry study to determine the sensitivity to light of five examples - Tate Research Repository
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Who’s not afraid of displaying Kurt Schwitters’ collages?: a microfadometry study to determine the sensitivity to light of five examples

2013

Abstract

A technical study was undertaken of paper-based ephemera used in Germany 1920s-30s by Kurt Schwitters to create mixed-media, sometimes three-dimenional, collages. Microfadometry, a rapid and non-destructive accelerated light-fading method for informing display duration decisions, was carried out on all distinct paper-based elements in 5 of Schwitters’ and 2 contemporary collages by Raoul Hausmann and by Julian Trevelyan. Many coloured components in this small sample were more lightfast than had been feared.

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