This work is following on from the previous work “The Football Match, after L.S.Lowry” and is entitled “Ice Bucket Blue Boat Race”
This work has been inspired by the British Artist, L.S.Lowry, inspired by the work by “The Regatta”, 1949, known for painting industrial landscapes and townscapes mostly centred on the cities of Salford and Manchester, UK.
L.S.Lowry is one of favourite Artists, pre-Art School, who was a part-time rent collector by day, and would take inspiration from the places he visited, and painting at evening & night. His work has largely been rejected from the London Art scene, due to the nature of his work not conforming to the norms, best known for painting “Matchstick men, matchstick cats and dogs...” (see link below)
In this work I have taken a similar arrangement, but made visual alterations, to give a more Modern and Contemporary twist.
The work contains two opposing teams, with team colours of the University Boat Race, Light Blues and Dark Blues. Light Blues are the colours worn by Cambridge University Boat Club, while Dark Blue are worn by Oxford University Boat Club during the University Boat Race held each year in June on the River Thames, London since 1829.
The University Boat Race is held in June the summer, but for this work, I’ve held it out of season, in Winter, keeping it in line with L.S.Lowry work, white painted background, similar to winter snow. Also, the Boats have been placed in a Giant Ice Bucket (represents The River Thames), like the Ice Bucket Challenge, or when the River Thames is slushy snow, frozen over, this would make rowing in these conditions very difficult due to the added friction, resistance of the snow like rowing machine or breaking the ice like the ship Boaty Mc BoatFace (re-named RRS Sir David Attenborough)
In the work, I’ve been playing around with perspective, or viewpoints, similar to the work of Pablo Picasso, who used multi-view points during the Cubist period. The Boats has been viewed from above, as Plan View, by contrasting Frontal view of the Figures, with Side views. The Figures are similar to Lollipops (Popcicle), similar to “Matchstick Men” of Lowry work.
A4 Print 8.3" x 11.7" 210 mm x 297 mm Edition 1 of 25 or
A3 Print 11.7" x 16.5" 297 mm x 420 mm on A3 Plus Paper with white border (13" x 19" 329 mm x 483 mm) Edition 1 of 25
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