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eduardo paolozzi

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British pop artist who came to fame in the 50’s in London for collage, sculpture and later film.  Here is an excerpt from British Council –

A period of two years in Paris in the late 1940s brought him into direct contact with new ideas in art, particularly with primitive art at the Musée de l’Homme. Under the influence of Dada and Surrealism, Paolozzi began to develop his distinctive collagist approach to handling material. In 1952 Paolozzi was co-founder of the Independent Group which had a particular interest in mass media and the new developments in the science and technology of the post-war era. Based at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the group set a new programme of aesthetics attacking the cosiness of post-war British culture, and promoting the urban over the pastoral, the public over the private mode of expression, the embrace of ‘commercialism; and mass marketing. Paolozzi’s sculptures of this period were totemic machine-age figures , mostly executed in aluminium and either brightly polished or painted.

At the same time he produced three important series of collage-based prints.

-excerpted from British Council.


Written by Peter Rudd

June 24, 2009 at 12:03 am

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  1. tottenham court tube station in london is completely covered by paolozzi mosaics

    check it out

    f mass

    June 24, 2009 at 3:40 am

  2. i was just in london and saw the murals at tottenham – but i had never heard of paolozzi.

    thanks for the comment and link –

    peter rudd

    June 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm

  3. […] These were taken two weeks back in the London underground.  I didn’t realize when I took the one at right that it is a mural by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. […]

    • glad you enjoyed them as much as I do everytime i transit via that tube station

      f mass

      June 25, 2009 at 3:22 am

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