Rosalie Gascoigne Analysis

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Throughout the years, the interpretation of place has evolved. Artists have moved away from conventional representations of landscapes and moved towards conveying place through a psychological way withdrawing emotions from the viewer. Place can be defined as “a particular position, point or area in space; a location” Place means much more than just recording the physical attributes of a location as artists did pre-twentieth century. It goes beyond merely suggesting the time of day or the weather conditions. If an artwork is going to provide a sense of the place, it has to tell what the artist felt in being there. Artists in the Post-modern period tend to depict place as other than just conventional landscapes so they can go deeper into the artwork and investigate memory and the psychological aspect of our lives.…show more content…
Her art is often strongly identified with materials such as enamelware, wooden soft drink crates corrugated iron, retro reflective road signs and builders foam board. Her materials all have a history- they have endured another life already. She worked with no intentions or plans, her ideas came to her as she pleased and the processes used to make each artwork were inspired by the look and feel of the particular materials and the visual and emotional associations they suggested. Depending on the materials she used, many hundreds of hours would be spent on the intense work of cutting, tearing, bending, scrubbing, sorting, grouping and arranging the materials until the right idea arose. The objects she uses represent elements of the world and place around; the landscape of her home in Canberra. Audiences respond to these works because they know the materials however she makes them think beyond the obvious as they are re-shaped and manipulated out of their usual contexts. She has placed them in a new environment so to

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