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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Liverpool : L.S. Lowry

Today we arrive Tate Liverpool – LS Lowry, for our Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The art in this gallery explores works of LS Lowry and his contemporaries. Presented here are our top three works to see here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Chicago, Board of Trade II, 1999, by Andreas Gursky
2. Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red, 1937 – 1942, by Piet Mondrian
3. Bottle and Fishes, 1910 – 1912, by Georges Braque

Image credit for artworks : Tate Liverpool

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • In this gallery, we see various artists reference themes of work and leisure. Some of the works date back to the 20th century. While others are more contemporary.
  • The display is thematically tied through an interpretation of life in a modern city. Visions of urban landscapes and crowds of people are seen.
  • The evolution of industry and labour is exhibited well, especially in Lowry’s works.
  • The visual language ranges from abstract to figurative – seen through painting and photography. But the varying works all come together to tell a story of the rise of the modern industry. And the evolution of the workforce that supports it.

A Final Thought : LS Lowry

Lowry’s work The Pond (1950) provides the ‘trigger’ in this constellation. Other important artists featured here include Cao Fei, Ghisha Koeing, Robert Delaunay. Each presents their own version of the urban cityscape. And their own interpretation of what life in that urban jungle would be like. How people would live, dress, commute. What they would do for work. And what might bring them pleasure in their free time. The gallery facilitates an interesting vogaye into parallel realities.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And also what you should see there. 

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