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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Landmark Lowry exhibition opens at Tate Britain

1st July 2013

A landmark exhibition of work by LS Lowry has opened at the Tate Britain, creating an unmissable opportunity for visitors to luxury London hotels.

Lowry's paintings are some of the most striking and iconic images of the 20th century, and Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life will show his pictures of industrial Britain in all their glory.

The event is the first of its kind held by a public institution in the capital since Lowry died in 1976, meaning guests staying at hotel accommodation in London can be among the first lucky visitors to see this extensive collection.

Lowry is one of the most well-known and loved British artists of the 20th century. His urban scenes and industrial landscapes portrayed the often bleak atmosphere of the industrial north. Despite their austere subject, they invoke a warmth and nostalgia that is both touching and poignant.

The event shows the influence of late 19th century French painting on the artist. Lowry was greatly inspired by his French-born teacher Adolphe Valette and drew on the works of masters such as Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat in recreating the industrialised landscape.

Hosted by one of the UK's most impressive artistic institutions, the exhibition includes the paintings Coming Out of School (1927) and The Pond (1950) from the Tate's own archives, alongside loans from public and private collections.

People staying in luxury London hotels should be sure to book ahead for the event, as demand is anticipated to be high. Visitors can also take advantage of guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 3:15pm, as well as a range of other talks and lectures during the exhibition's run.

To get to the gallery and take in this wonderful event, simply hop on the Victoria Line to Pimlico. The museum is a short walk down Vauxhall Bridge Road, situated on the riverfront at Millbank.

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life runs from June 26th to October 20th and costs just £16.50 for adults and £14.50 for concessions, with a donation to Tate Britain.

 


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