Explore the fascinating art of L. S. Lowry in this multimedia app from Tate Britain.
Featuring more than twenty of L. S. Lowry’s iconic urban landscapes, Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life has been created to complement the first major retrospective of Lowry’s work since the artist’s death in 1976.
Discover Lowry’s art in detail with the Exhibition Curators, ground-breaking Art Historians T. J. Clark and Anne Wagner, as they share their expert views on Lowry’s unique aesthetic vision. View archive footage of Lowry discussing his enduring fascination with working-class experience in modern industrial Britain, and his lifelong project to give it compelling pictorial form, and find out more about Lowry’s life and times with our exclusive timeline.
One of Britain’s best-loved artists, Lowry is often thought of as a rather naïve Northerner, a provincial painter of “matchstick men”. In fact, as this multimedia app shows, Lowry was a sophisticated artist, whose work is closely connected to the painting of modern life that originated in France in the nineteenth century. L. S. Lowry is Britain’s pre-eminent painter of the industrial city. His work repays serious attention, both for its unique pictorial achievement, and for its historic importance.
Using the ‘At Home’ and ‘At Tate’ options, you can enjoy the app as you explore the exhibition at Tate Britain or use it at home, as your own personal exhibition of L. S. Lowry’s work, to explore again and again.
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life
The exhibition is at Tate Britain from 26th June 2013 – 20th October 2013
The app was produced by Antenna International and Tate
- June 10, 2014 Initial release