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Northern Beaches Secondary College, Cromer Campus
Memoirs: Reminiscing Rome, Impressions of a modernist’s boulevard, Venetian vestry
HSC year: 2008, ARTEXPRESS year: 2009
Expressive form: Printmaking
My recent visit to Italy led me to investigate the practice of French impressionist painters Monet and Pissarro, specifically their urban street scenes revealing the pulsating energy and hustle of modern city life. The relief printing medium proved essential in its ability for the various marks and cuts to communicate this sense of frenzied excitement that I too felt as a traveler in this place. Whilst the central panel epitomises modernity and takes in a view from the Spanish steps, the outer panels reveal the ruins and tradition of ancient Italy. The inclusion of the postcards represent my own experiences as a tourist, but also allude to the more universal allure of these renowned sites.
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