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Title

Architecture

1963


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

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]


Details


Date

1963


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on cartridge paper


Edition

unnumbered proof from edition of 10


Dimensions

26.5 x 33.7 cm image and sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil ".... - J Senbergs '63".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

281.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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.