Wood on Wood by Kurt Schwitters

This assemblage was created whilst the artist was living at Ambleside.

Details

Medium:
Mixed media Dimensions: 27.3 x 24.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,500 ( Total: £40,500)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Annely Juda Fine Art

It is an organic piece inspired by the materials and landscapes surrounding him. A simple twig, nailed to a piece of wood, on a wooden background painted in muted tones is representative of the scenery in which Schwitters was living.

Provenance

Edith Thomas (Wartee), the artist's partner, bequeathed 1948; Annely Juda Fine Art, 1971; Heiner Bastian Fine Arts, Berlin; private collection; Annely Juda Fine Art.

Venue details

Armitt Museum and Library Rydal Road, Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9BL 01539 431212 www.armitt.com

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass (standard entry £3.50)

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm

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