Tuesday, 16 July 2013

1964 - The Grey Sea

The Grey Sea 1964
Oil on Canvas
75 x 100.5 cm
Lakeland Arts Trust
L.S. Lowry had a lifelong fascination with the sea. Whilst many of his early seascapes are holiday reminiscences, the empty seascapes of the 1950's and 1960's reflect a more introspective approach. He visited Sunderland many times and this is where he got the inspiration for some of his paintings.
Although this picture is very different in appearance to his typical street scenes, they both convey a strong sense of loneliness and isolation which was very much a part of Lowry's character.

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