Schwitters in Britain

ISBN: 9781849760263
Artist(s): Kurt Schwitters
Author(s): Emma Chambers and Karin Orchard
Format: paperback
Edition: -
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Tate
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 168
Illustrations: Includes 110 colour and 20 black-and-white illustrations

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was one of the most influential European avant-garde artists to come to prominence in the interwar years. Associated at various times with Dada, Constructivism and Surrealism, Schwitters produced paintings, collages, sound pieces, sculpture and installation works, as well as journalism, criticism, poetry and short stories. This catalogue for the exhibition at Tate Britain concentrates on Schwitters’ lesser known late works, made during his time in Britain, but sets the scene by recounting and summarising his earlier achievements.

Co-curator Emma Chambers has written the introductory essay on Schwitters’ time in Britain, and Karin Orchard examines Schwitters’ late collages.


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