Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life T.J. Clark

ISBN: 9781849760911

Published: 2013

Hardcover

224 pages


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Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life  by  T.J. Clark

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life by T.J. Clark
2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781849760911 | 9.63 Mb

Published to accompany an exhibition held at Tate Britain, London, 25 June - 20 October 2013.This book accompanies a long overdue retrospective of the much-loved British painter L.S. Lowry (1887 - 1976), the first show held by a public institution in London since the artists death. Bringing together around eighty works, the aim is to re-assess Lowrys contribution as part of a wider art history and to argue for his achievement as Britains pre-eminent painter of the industrial city.

Although Lowrys most frequent subjects were drawn from a pattern of streets he walked daily, he is not straightforwardly a realist artist nor really an impressionist artist, though there are few twentieth-century British artists who engaged more fruitfully with the French tradition. For Lowry modern painting needed a mode of observation capable of representing the remaining rituals of public life: football matches and protest marches, evictions and fist-fights, workers going to and from the mill.

Without his pictures, Britain would arguably lack an account in paint of the experiences of the twentieth-century working class. Above all, Lowry was a landscape painter and wished to show what the industrial revolution had made of the world.

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life will bring together the artists late urban panoramas, where a leap up to history painting size indicates the measure of his final ambition. Written and curated by the eminent art historians T.J. Clark and Anne Wagner, this new study promises to be the most fresh and incisive approach yet to the study of the one of the nations most popular painters.Preface / T.J. Clark and Anne M. Wagner --Lowrys other England / T.J.

Clark --Lowry, repetition and change / Anne M. Wagner --Plates --Works by other artists --Notes --Lowry and the changing landscape of modern life / Helen Little.



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