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L S Lowry: Castle By The Sea - Signed Print

Castle By The Sea
Signed Print

L S Lowry


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Lithograph, 1969
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 48cm x W 61cm

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Critical Review

Unlike other British artists such as J. M. W. Turner, Lowry’s rural landscapes did not record the effects of light or weather and instead focused on the presence of people and their leisure activities in the landscape. There is very little detail in the sky and the ground is rendered flat by Lowry’s use of line. The artist’s ‘matchstick-men’ stand out against the landscape, appearing like silhouettes as they go about their business.

Initially trained under the Impressionist master, Adolphe Valette, Lowry was interested in recording the nuances of everyday life and would sketch during the day to record his observations of the world around him. Castle By The Sea is one such study, maintaining a sketchy quality as though executed quickly from life. During his prolific career, the artist produced over 8,000 drawings.

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