Collection by Aaron Britt

Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

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While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

Though there were a couple interesting exhibitions up, my favorite by far was "Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939." Taking their cues from Cubism, Futurism, and the bloody, whizzing world around them, the handful of artists on show here give a gripping account of interwar English life. Check out the slideshow to see what I did. The show runs through February 28th, so get there if you can.

This woodcut by Edward Wadsworth was one of my favorites of the show, not just for the woozy geometry and bracing...
Given how indebted the British prints in the show are to both cubism and Italian futurism, many of them deal overtly...
Though the majority of the prints deal with technology, World War I, sports and city life, there are a few dedicated to...
The eight rowers in Sybil Andrews's "Bringing in the Boat" take on the architectural form of the boat itself.
Cyril E. Power's "The Merry-Go-Round" is a truly fearsome sight, and not the only print of the era to suggest that this...
"The Tube Train" by Cyril E. Power is a color linocut from 1834 that is one of a series in the show that deal with the...
"The Runners" by Claude Flight is one of the many prints devoted to sports.
Perhaps the most clear nod to the aesthetic advances in painting in the 20s comes from Claude Flight's 1926 color...
Though the majority of these prints concern themselves with war machines, zooming cars and whirling pleasure machines,...
Claude Flight's "Brooklands" from about 1929 literally shows a pair of screaming racecars catching fire as they hug a...
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