Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Modernism in London

Had a relaxing day off - including lunch with a friend in Kensington. I passed the entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) and was amused to see its large banners advertising the current 'Modernism' exhibition. Actually, I'd forgotten that Modernism was not only a heresy (condemned by St Pius X in Pascendi, 1907) but also a cultural movement, which (like its theological counterpart) rejected tradition and strived to build a new world. Needless to say I didn't waste £9 on buying a ticket.

Of course, the museum is next door to the Brompton Oratory, which is the last place you'd expect to find Modernism in London!


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