Painting the Working Class: L. S. Lowry’s ‘Market Stalls’
- Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023, 17:30 – 18:30
- Location: Art Gallery, The Stanley and Audrey Burton
- Cost: Free
Join Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, to explore the context of L.S Lowry’s ‘Market Stalls'.
Take a deep dive into L.S. Lowry’s 1961 painting Market Stalls. Dr Joanne Crawford will use this painting as a starting point to look at the depiction of the working classes in mid Twentieth Century European painting. In particular, themes of simplicity and authenticity will be uncovered.
Looking at the wider socio-cultural contexts of the time, this talk will also focus on the increased visibility of the industrial north in art.
Born in Lancashire, L. S. Lowry is known for his ‘naïve’ painting style. However, there was nothing naive about his depictions of the working classes in the north. His early training with the French artist Adolphe Valette gave him the wider context of the European art world in that period.
How to book
Book your place via The Stanley & Audrey Burton website.
Market Stalls by L.S. Lowry on display in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Image courtesy of Leeds University Library Galleries. Lent by Marks and Spencer Group plc for the benefit of the City of Leeds.