Joseph Beuys

Partitur

About this artwork

The title of 'Partitur' indicates that this collage is a score, which sets it in a musical context. The idea of a work of art as a 'score' reflects the artist's concept of drawing as a source or 'reservoir' of ideas for future artistic projects. However, unlike most musical scores, which are designed to be read by anyone wishing to perform the piece, this work remains personal to the artist. Beuys's first 'action' was performed in 1963, in connection with the Fluxus group. Although the group included artists experimenting in all forms of artistic activity, it was their use of music which was particularly influential on Beuys.

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  • artist:
    Joseph BeuysGerman (1921 - 1986)
  • title:
    Partitur
  • date created:
    1967
  • materials:
    Oil paint and graphite on cardboard and paper adhered to plywood
  • measurements:
    69.20 x 69.40 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00678
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys