Sunday, July 03, 2005

Picture of Manchester: gallery

BBC - Manchester - In pictures - Picture of Manchester: gallery
This intrigued me, as a Mancunian. I'm not sure I'm completely won over by these paintings, but they certainly beat the inexplicably lauded Lowry, and offer a more contemporary view of Manchester than the Victorian visions of Pierre Adolphe Valette, e.g. this one

2 comments:

francessa said...

I like the Café (lots of atmosphere) and the Sunday Football - the colours are not as strong as in the other ones, but still very intense.

Rob Spence said...

Yes, but you've picked two that are not recognisably of Manchester. The one of Albert Square is almost like a contemporary version of some paintings done by Valette. The one at http://www.building-history.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Archives/Museums.htm
is representative