I'm a disabled amateur painter, so can't visit the Tate, but would love to know more about Mary Beale..Who taught her? Why did she paint on paper? Is there a book about her life and painting techniques? I'd be grateful for any other information you can offer. Thankyou! Lesley Scott on Help us decide what we hang at Tate Britain!
We enjoyed the Schwitters in Britain exhibition very very much and wondered whether any preservation work has been carried out on ‘Ja – Was? Bild’ (page 80 in the catalogue). This dates from 1920 and contains corrugated cardboard. The reason I ask is that I use corrugated cardboard as a medium for my sculptures and I am constantly asked 'How long will it last for?' This is the oldest artwork incorporating corrugated cardboard that I have come across, so I'd be most grateful if you could throw some light on this, if you ever get a minute to spare. Thanks for a wonderful exhibition.
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