Lowry at the Tate

Tate Britain is holding the first exhibition of L S Lowrys’ work since his death in 1976.  He has always divided opinion and it seems art critics had called on the Tate to show its collection of paintings or put them up for sale.  He painted what he knew which was the working class area of Salford and captured a world that has long gone.

Some reviews:-

Guardian

Telegraph

BBC

A fellow student on the OCA Sketchbooks Facebook page put a link to this article in the Guardian.  At one time I would have said I didn’t like his work but the more you look at it you realize what a good artist he is.  His figures may be rather childish but it takes an accomplished artist to get the perspective correct as in this painting or this one.

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