L.S. Lowry- A biography by Shelley Rhode
As this course comes to a close I am finishing a number of books that I had started to read over the last few months.
Over the weekend I finished an interesting book on L.S. Lowry. He is obviously a painter that needs no introduction to many and the creator of the “match stick man and dogs”images of the working class area of Salford.
It seems that for years he was not recognised as a true talent and even now there are people who do not think he is worthy of the attention that he receives.
In fact for the first time there is to be an exhibition of his work at the Tate Britain. From the Tate website
“The L. S. Lowry exhibition London event celebrates the much-loved British landscape artist, whose depictions of the industrial city have become truly iconic”
25 June 2013 –
20 October 2013
I read the book as I thought that it would be interesting to see how he was able to turn a landscape scene of an industrial part of Salford and turn it into an iconic image that would be enjoyed by millions.
I think that a series of images taken of similar areas as they are now and trying to match them to an image that he painted years ago would make for an interesting project.