This image was inspired by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí which Senbergs first saw in magazines and books. One of the most original architects of his time, Gaudí has remained a favourite.
"The first time I saw Gaudi was in an Italian architecture magazine. It had photographs – they were in black and white and looked terrifically dramatic. At that time I didn't really know what they were, but I was only interested in the images. I didn't really realize who he was … It was the ventilators and all those sculptural forms, the shapes on the top of the Casa Milà of Gaudi's apartment building in Barcelona. At that time I was always doing those strange tower forms. They just became real objects of interest and of course naturally, later on, I became more curious about him, and by the time I'd been overseas I'd learnt something about him and went and had a look at it. In a vague, indirect way there was some sort of awareness of a Gaudi form when I was doing this print."
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg. 17]
colour screenprint on cartridge paper
unnumbered proof from edition of 10
26.5 x 33.7 cm image and sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil ".... - J Senbergs '63".
Gift of the artist 2008
Not on display
© Jan Senbergs
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 3 publications
Outlines of Australian printmaking: prints of Australia from the last third of the 18th century until the present time, Ballarat, 1976. cat.no. 285; Collection of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 17 (colour illus.). cat.no. 1
Author Unknown, Christmas Exhibition (1963), Melbourne, 1963. cat.no. 48; NOTE: Impression unknown.