Distraction or destruction or just uncovering the cover-up

Baines, R 2007, 'Distraction or destruction or just uncovering the cover-up' in E. Grierson and D. Waite (ed.) Thinking Through Practice: Art as Research in the Academy, RMIT University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 54-67.


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Title Distraction or destruction or just uncovering the cover-up
Author(s) Baines, R
Year 2007
Title of book Thinking Through Practice: Art as Research in the Academy
Publisher RMIT University Press
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) E. Grierson
D. Waite
Start page 54
End page 67
Subjects Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Summary It seems perception can be a distraction that compromises the authentic statement. Sometimes technical factors can easily be misinterpreted when not tested. An over abundance of copper salt on a heated gold/copper diffusion area can appear as soldered and too easily dismissed as a fake. Then there are the devious deceptions of submitted art works that become part of the jewellery corpus and a primary reference in the further authenticating of artworks. The destruction of our history of material culture is a consequence. So returning to the personal question, 'Is it valid for a goldsmith like myself to 'play' with these issues?' Working as a goldsmith it is very easy to build fictitious jewellery. Is it a sin if it is just a goldsmith 'at play'?
Copyright notice © 2007 RMIT University Press
Keyword(s) art
research
creative project
academy
postgraduate
ISBN 9781921166679
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