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Kurt Schwitters – MerzBarn – Detail 5

Kurt Schwitters – MerzBarn – Detail 5

Appearing as support for the lower left portion of the ridge are two overlapping piers which rise from the floor at an angle of approximately 105 degrees .These project at right angles from the face of the work. These piers display the same rough plaster treatment as...

Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn Detail 4

A rough texture, punctuated by a wooden insert resembling an eyebrow,painted a dark green, and accompanied by a short length of sewage pipe, broken in half and projecting at right angles from the surface of the work.These two objects are partially obscured by a...

Kurt Schwitters MerzBarn Detail 3

An upward curve of smooth plaster divides the rough plaster field into two sections and allows a change of texture and tone to take place as the work is extended along the wall to the right.The area that is actually plastered reduces in size along the right side of...

Kurt Schwitters – MerzBarn – Details 2

The immediate junction of this indented line and the smooth plaster area at the center of the work is marked by a deep crevice, a U- shaped form projecting from the junction painted a bright yellow, and a tin cut to form a spiral, embedded in the plaster and painted...

The Cathedral of Erotic Misery – Kurt Schwitters

The Cathedral of Erotic Misery Kurt Schwitters life’s work, theMerz-bau & Merz-barn series began in his family home, in Hanover, Germany in the  early 1920's. The first Merz-bau, Schwitters referred to as the K.d.e.E. (Kthedraledeserotischenmisery), Cathedral of...

Kurt Schwitters – MerzBarn – Detail 1

Kurt Schwitters - The MerzBarn - #Details 14-15-16-17 The plaster surface at one point turns out, breaking the plane and reaching out to the viewer. A triangular shaped wooden device is embedded point first, at right angles to the surface and painted black. a...

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