Who was he to me?
I’ve been aware of Lowry for quite a long time, due to his work being based very near to where I grew up in Urmston. His “match stick men and matchstick cats and dogs” were in some ways part of my childhood because of it. Some of his other work, however, I was much less aware of. The Seascape mt tutor showed me was far more subtle than his work that I’ve seen before.
I find it somewhat interesting why I like his work. I don’t usually focus on townscapes and industrial artwork, but in this case it is my childhood landscape depicted. Is this the primary connection? That is undoubtedly a facotor, but I think it goes beyond that. His depiction is one of society “warts and all” without actually making it ugly or shocking.
The following are discussed in my Landscape Artists post:
My tutor also pointed me at the following, which is a very different style:
- Impressionist painter Adolphe Valette
- Impressionist painters, including Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas and Manet