Tag Archives: #Modernism

How To Create Some Very Angry Penguins

Editors of an Australian mid-century literary and artistic avant-garde magazine ‘Angry Penguins’ were devoted to the cause of Modernism which was based on the movements of Surrealism and Expressionism. From its humble beginnings in Adelaide, South Australia, through to its … Continue reading

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It’s Gaudi – not gaudy

The Gothic, high art Nouveau, Expressionist and Cubist church,  Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (aka Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), is commonly referred to as  “La Sagrada Família”. It is a large Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. … Continue reading

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Justice for all or just this for dessert?

  Italian modernist artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer, Mario Sironi  was born 130 years ago on May 12th, 1885 in Sassari, on the island of Sardinia. After leaving Sardinia, Sironi spent his childhood in Rome and studied engineering at … Continue reading

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Modern photography must do more than entertain…

… so said Max Dupain… and he continued:  “It must incite thought and by its clear statements of actuality, cultivate a sympathetic understanding of men and women and the life they live and create.” Australian modernist photographer, Max or Maxwell … Continue reading

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