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In 1957 Lowry described a chance meeting which prompted him to paint this emotionally charged portrait of a young man: 'The head was done from my recollection of a young man I saw once in a Manchester park - a good while ago. He interested me very much at the time and stayed in my mind in a vague sort of way ever since. He gave me the impression that something had very badly gone wrong in his life tho' he gave no inkling of what it was in a fairly long conversation.' Portrait, Art, Autism Awareness, Canada, Oxford, English Artists, Artist, Young Man, Hand Lettering Worksheet
L.S. Lowry, A Young Man 1955
In 1957 Lowry described a chance meeting which prompted him to paint this emotionally charged portrait of a young man: 'The head was done from my recollection of a young man I saw once in a Manchester park - a good while ago. He interested me very much at the time and stayed in my mind in a vague sort of way ever since. He gave me the impression that something had very badly gone wrong in his life tho' he gave no inkling of what it was in a fairly long conversation.'
a painting of people walking on the beach at night with boats in the water behind them
William Evelyn Osborn, Beach at Dusk, St Ives Harbour c.1895
A view of the harbour at St Ives, Cornwall, with Smeaton's Pier to the right. Research suggests that Osborn frequently needed to exchange paintings for food and lodgings, bartering works to earn a living.
Cildo Meireles' Babel 2001
Babel 2001 is a large-scale sculptural installation that takes the form of a circular tower made from hundreds of second-hand analogue radios that the artist has stacked in layers. The radios are tuned to a multitude of different stations and are adjusted to the minimum volume at which they are audible. Nevertheless, they compete with each other and create a cacophony of low, continuous sound, resulting in inaccessible information, voices or music.
an empty swimming pool with blue water
Edward Ruscha, Pool #9 1997
Even when considered in isolation, Pool #9 bears a sense of unease: the ripples in the water suggest that someone has just jumped into the pool from the diving board, yet, strangely, nobody can be seen. Indeed, the way in which the image has been cropped, so as to eliminate contextual details, heightens a sense of the uncanny.
two paintings one is blue and the other is white
Georgia O'Keeffe, Abstraction Blue 1927
two people sitting on a park bench in front of a large building with blue glass windows
‘Brighton Pierrots‘, Walter Richard Sickert, 1915 | Tate
Walter Richard Sickert, ‘The Front at Hove (Turpe Senex Miles Turpe Senilis Amor)’ 1930
a painting of a man holding a gift box with the words happy new year written on it
Van Gogh and Britain | Tate Britain
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate
an abstract painting with blue and green colors
Shirazeh Houshiary [no title] 1992
blue ink on white paper with black frame
Richard Tuttle born 1941 | Tate
Richard Tuttle, ‘Monday’ 2003
the paint is being used to create an abstract art work with acrylic colors
It's hard to predict what will inspire people the most when it comes to photography online. Sometimes the most specific concepts yield the most impressive results and, other times, something more open and vague, like the idea of texture, can produce the most incredible images. Texture was this month's DS Hashtag Challenge and I was blown away to see the over 5,000 images that were shared in less than a month. From stunning still-life photos of mushrooms and flowers to the tiniest cat whisker...
a pile of junk sitting on top of a sandy beach
Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 | Tate Modern
​Wolfgang Tillmans Lampedusa 2008 © Wolfgang Tillmans Open today at Tate Modern
an image of a painting with water and buildings in the background on a white wall
David Hockney A Bigger Splash (framed print)
David Hockney's iconic image, 'A Bigger Splash', 1967. Archival quality, giclée reproduction from Tate’s collection of modern art. The Sixties are often seen as a time when Britain emerged from the greyness of the postwar years into a period of optimism, youthfulness and colour. Few works exemplify this perception better than Hockney’s depictions of Californian swimming pools. Even in the late 1960s, these still evoked a glamorous and exotic life of sun, wealth and leisure.
an empty swimming pool with tiled steps leading up to the water's edge,
Wolfgang Tillmans | Hallenbad, Detail | The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation
Wolfgang Tillmans opens today at Tate Modern! Hallenbad (Indoor Swimming Pool) http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans-2017
an image of a painting that looks like it is floating in the water
David Hockney
David Hockney, Plengeoir avec Ombre, 1978 Now open at tate Britain! http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney
an advertisement for the olympic games in germany, with a hand reaching out from water
Vintage Sports Lithographs for sale | eBay
David Hockney now open at Tate Britain!http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney