Lowry and Chaplin

Just saw this Lowry on Manchester Art Gallery's FB page: Their caption reads: The subject of this painting is the laying of a foundation stone of a new school. Although it was supposed to be a dignified, serious occasion, Lowry found the ceremony pompous and its participants comic. The man laying the foundation stone was … Continue reading Lowry and Chaplin

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Some you win, some you lose

In addition to the exhibitions, I'm also looking to visit smaller galleries in search of a certain number of artists I am interested in: Christopher Nevinson, David Bomberg, Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer.Leamington Spa Gallery was my first attempt - they have a Spencer and a Nevinson in their collection. It would be easy to call them … Continue reading Some you win, some you lose

Lowry – He painted more than matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs

If you are of a certain age, you will remember two men in cloth caps singing about LS Lowry in Mancunian accents and, if like me, they scared the life out of you, you would probably have taken a long time to look at a Lowry painting up close! Having visited the Lowry Centre in … Continue reading Lowry – He painted more than matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs

Lowry and Major in Southport

It's not often a plan comes together, but today was almost as perfect as you could make it. The exhibition is in one room and the paintings are almost, but not quite alternated between Lowry and Major. It was overwhelming to be in the room as so many Majors as I've only seen one in … Continue reading Lowry and Major in Southport

Theodore Major – Wigan, England, The World, The Universe

On a visit to Clark Art in Hale, Manchester, I saw this painting  which brought about a great love of Northern Art.  The size of a wall - this was a spectacular painting that led me to explore more of Theodore Major's work. Encompassing so many emotions in one canvas - the bowed figure saturated … Continue reading Theodore Major – Wigan, England, The World, The Universe

February Highlights

For one week of this month, I shall mainly be alternating North and South to go to: The Government Art Collection  http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/ LS Lowry and Theodore Major: Two Lancashire Painters http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/exhibition/ls-lowry-and-theodore-major-two-lancashire-painters/ (What's not to love there!!! Plus, I get to swoon over a rediscovered Christopher Nevinson painting!) Truth and Memory: British Art of the First … Continue reading February Highlights