Field Hospital

Alison Turnbull (1956 - )

Oil and acrylic on linen on board

2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: New York
    Place: UK Mission to the United Nations

    This painting is part of a series of works by Turnbull entitled "Houses into Flats", all of which were inspired by architectural plans and elevations. The visual source for this work was the plan for a First World War German field hospital, which Turnbull took from a book entitled "Architecture of Aggression". The image oscillates between the plan of a clinical building and the depiction of an austere, metal hospital bed, viewed end-on. Turnbull associated the acid green colour with the gangrenous wounds dressed at such a hospital. She regards diagrams as forms of coded visual data, with different (though not inferior) representational conventions to traditionally "artistic" means of depicting structures.

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  • Details
    Title
    Field Hospital
    Date
    2000
    Medium
    Oil and acrylic on linen on board
    Dimensions
    height: 61.00 cm, width: 76.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist, March 2001
    Provenance
    the artist
    GAC number
    17574