Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Berwick-upon-Tweed and L. S. Lowry

Until we went there I didn't know that Salford artist L. S. Lowry spent much time in Berwick-upon-Tweed, producing many fine works there.

This is my view from the town's mediæval wall, a higher vantage point than Lowry's.

photo of painting from Christie's Images Ltd.

75 years ago in Lowry's view there were no cars, no road markings even, just masses of people.

I have an affinity for Lowry having spent five years at Salford Uni in the 1970s. Many of his works were displayed in the City Art Gallery on the campus. Also during that time the song "Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs", a tribute to Lowry, was released and got to number one.

We did most of the "Lowry Trail", seeing paintings from the places he'd painted them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. general health