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Early Twentieth Century

Written by Geoffrey MacLean

Early Twentieth Century

The Independents also published their own paper, The Beacon, intended for the enlightenment of the conservative attitudes born of strong religious and colonial heritage. Their ideas were considered outrageous and immoral – their exhibitions of nudes were considered to be highly improper – and the group survived only until 1938. But the influences of this small but courageous group were far reaching. The individual nature of Trinidad and Tobago’s contemporary art is ascribed to these roots.

 

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