The Football Match, after L.S.Lowry
This work is inspired by the Football Game (soccer in USA) and is inspired by the previous work “Xmas Day Football Match in No Man’s Land, 1914-2014”
This work has been inspired by the British Artist, L.S.Lowry, inspired by the work by “Going to the Match”, 1953, 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...”
In this work I have taken a similar arrangement, but made visual alterations, to give a more Modern and Contemporary twist.
The Football Match contains two opposing teams, with team colours Red or Blue. I’ve made the team’s ambiguous, impartial, equal standing, by using symmetry. The Teams colours Red and Blue, are common revival teams colours in UK Footballs, particularly during Derby Days.
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 Stadium has been viewed from above, as Plan View, by contrasting Frontal View of the House, of the Frontal view of the Figures, with Side and Rear Views, with decreasing Figures suggesting perspective.
I’ve set the figures on a white background, similar to L.S.Lowry, to make the figures, stand out, although I’ve given it a blue faded tint, to suggest snow.
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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