Joseph Beuys

Weisse Trübung [White Turbulence]

About this artwork

The medium of this work, two paintings on board, seems almost too ordinary for Beuys and very different from his work of the same period. Yet by enclosing the paintings in a specially-designed box of glass and zinc, he makes the work refer to his fascination with heat and energy. The artist used several different metals regularly in his work, with each representing different properties - zinc signifies insulation. The box is similar to the vitrines Beuys used to display selections of objects.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Weisse Trübung [White Turbulence]
  • date created:
    1963
  • materials:
    2 boards, zinc and glass
  • measurements:
    48.50 x 72.90 x 8.00 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:
    AR00091
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys