Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life.
Talk | Art Worker's Guild
Wednesday 10 July 2013 - 18:30 until 20:00
In an introduction to Tate Britain's L.S.Lowry exhibition, Linda Bolton assesses his contribution as part of a wider art history and his achievement as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city. Lowry's subjects were drawn from streets he tramped daily - he worked for most of his life as a rent collector, and painted late in the evening after work. Fully aware of developments in art both in England and on the continent, he maintained a distinctive and unmistakable style that is not part of any school group. This exhibition reassesses the work and legacy of Lowry as an artist taking up the 19th-century rallying call to paint 'the heroism of modern life'.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.