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Trumpet - The Entropy of Red - Trumpet
  • The Entropy of Red - Trumpet
    Baines, Robert, born 1949
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The Entropy of Red - Trumpet

  • Object:

    Trumpet

  • Place of origin:

    Melbourne (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baines, Robert, born 1949 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver wire, lacquered in red

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    M.26-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This trumpet of knitted wire forms part of a trio of remarkable objects which are indicative of the maker's interest in symbolic mysticism. The other two are a full size table and a crown (both in Australian collections). The use of red has religious significance suggesting both love and sacrifice.

Physical description

The Entropy of Red - Trumpet, designed & made by Robert Baines; silver wire lacquered in red;

Place of Origin

Melbourne (made)

Date

1995 (made)

Artist/maker

Baines, Robert, born 1949 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver wire, lacquered in red

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.8 cm, Height: 40.8 cm on mount, Width: 14.0 cm

Object history note

Anonymous gift
This trumpet of knitted wire forms part of a trio of remarkable objects which are indicative of the maker's interest in symbolic mysticism. The other two are a full size table and a crown (both in Australian collections). The use of red has religious significance suggesting both love and sacrifice.

Descriptive line

The Entropy of Red - Trumpet, designed & made by Robert Baines; silver wire lacquered in red; Australia; 1995.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

1995 VicHealth National Craft Award, exhibition catalogue, 30 June-31 July 1995, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, p. 34, Robert Baines, no. 3.
“International Highlights of the Past Ten Years”, by Eric Turner, in Silver, edited by Philippa Glanville, V&A, 1996, p.80 (illustrated).

Subjects depicted

Trumpet

Categories

Images Online; Metalwork; Musical Instruments; Sculpture

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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