Barnes Ironwork Temporary Tattoos
Dr. Barnes's 1936 visit to the metalwork collection of the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France inspired him to integrate wrought iron into the unique ensemble arrangements of his art collection. The Barnes collection's decorative metalwork underscores the lines and compositional details of the paintings hanging nearby. Dr. Barnes's subversive juxtaposition of wrought iron and paintings reflects his democratic principles and his belief that a blacksmith is "just as authentic an artist as a Titian, Cézanne, or Renoir."
This package contains twelve temporary tattoos on two sheets, all reproductions of ironwork in the Barnes collection. The information card shows a detail of one of the ironwork "faces" to illustrate how Dr. Barnes combined different elements to create a design on the wall.To apply the tattoo, follow these simple instructions:
- Skin should be clean and free of oils and makeup.
- Cut out desired tattoo and remove clear protective top sheet.
- Press tattoo firmly onto clean, dry skin with design facing down.
- Hold wet cloth against back of tattoo, press down and make sure to wet it thoroughly.
- Wait 30 seconds. Peel off paper backing.
- Gently rinse image with water for best effect.