Rothenstein, Michael. (6 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    interviewee's home, United Kingdom

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    Rothenstein, Michael, 1908- (speaker, male)

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    Gooding, Mel, (speaker, male)

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    Part 6. Discussion of Rothenstein's 'Black and red', 1961 (published in 'Frontiers of printmaking', 1966); sources of his imagery in found objects; comparison with Paul Nash, and interest in Surrealism. Rothenstein's development of new wood-cutting techniques, and his use of common symbols in his work of the 1960s. His adoption of photography and screen-printing techniques, assisted by Shelley Rose and staff and students at Hornsey School of Art and Goldsmiths' College; influence of Robert Rauschenberg on this development; discussion of the qualities of photography which suited it to Rothenstein's work.

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    Michael Rothenstein interviewed by Mel Gooding: full transcript of the interview

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