Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

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  • 'Ancoats Hospital…', 1952

    'Ancoats Hospital Outpatients' Hall 1952'. The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester. © The estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

    'Ancoats Hospital…', 1952
  • 'Coming Out of School', 1927

    Presented by the Trustees of the Duveen Paintings Fund 1949. © The estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

    'Coming Out of School', 1927
  • 'The Fever Van', 1935

    © The Estate of LS Lowry. Image courtesy of National Museums Liverpool. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

    'The Fever Van', 1935
  • 'Industrial Landscape', 1955

    Tate © The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

    'Industrial Landscape', 1955
  • 'Piccadilly Circus', 1960

    'Piccadilly Circus, London', 1960. Private Collection © The Estate of LS Lowry. Image © Christie’s Images Limited/The Bridgeman Art Library. All rights reserved, DACS 2013 

    'Piccadilly Circus', 1960
  • 'The Empty House', 1934

    © The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. All rights reserved, DACS 2013 

    'The Empty House', 1934
  • LS Lowry, 1964

    by Jorge Lewinski

    Private Collection, © The Lewinski Archive at Chatsworth/The Bridgeman Art Library

    LS Lowry, 1964

'Ancoats Hospital…', 1952

'Ancoats Hospital Outpatients' Hall 1952'. The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester. © The estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

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Curated London

Do you simply adore the gritty portrayal of down-trodden, working class Northerners? Brace yourself: your prayers have been answered in this epic retrospective of one of Britain’s best-known modern painters. However, if you’re at all unsure if you like this subject, think twice before visiting. Lowry’s beautiful composition, paired-back style and remarkable use of colour are evident throughout this substantial body of work. Unfortunately his extremely narrow range of subject matter (people going to work in the mill; people returning home from the mill; people engaging in mill-based activities) can be a bit relentless. Worth seeing, but make sure you’ve got something uplifting to do afterward. To see more from me, check out www.curatedlondon.co.uk | @CuratedLondon