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Atkinson Grimshaw Bolton Woods oil painting


Bolton Woods
Painting ID::  44617
Atkinson Grimshaw
Bolton Woods
mk174 1870 Oil on board 76.2x63.5cm

   
   
     

Atkinson Grimshaw Twilight oil painting


Twilight
Painting ID::  44618
Atkinson Grimshaw
Twilight
mk174 1869 Oil on board 39.4x53.4cm

   
   
     

Atkinson Grimshaw Ghyll Beck Barden Yorkshire Early Spring oil painting


Ghyll Beck Barden Yorkshire Early Spring
Painting ID::  44619
Atkinson Grimshaw
Ghyll Beck Barden Yorkshire Early Spring
mk174 1867 Oil on board 76.2x63.5cm

   
   
     

Atkinson Grimshaw Burnsall Valley Wharfedale oil painting


Burnsall Valley Wharfedale
Painting ID::  44620
Atkinson Grimshaw
Burnsall Valley Wharfedale
mk174 c.1868 Watercolour with bodycolour and gum arabic 25.4x19.1cm

   
   
     

Atkinson Grimshaw Sunset from Chilworth Common oil painting


Sunset from Chilworth Common
Painting ID::  44621
Atkinson Grimshaw
Sunset from Chilworth Common
mk174 Hampshire 1868 Oil on canvas 39.5x60cm

   
   
     

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     Atkinson Grimshaw
     British 1836-1893 Atkinson Grimshaw Gallery Grimshaw's primary influence was the Pre-Raphaelites. True to the Pre-Raphaelite style, he put forth landscapes of accurate color and lighting, and vivid detail. He often painted landscapes that typified seasons or a type of weather; city and suburban street scenes and moonlit views of the docks in London, Leeds, Liverpool, and Glasgow also figured largely in his art. By applying his skill in lighting effects, and unusually careful attention to detail, he was often capable of intricately describing a scene, while strongly conveying its mood. His "paintings of dampened gas-lit streets and misty waterfronts conveyed an eerie warmth as well as alienation in the urban scene." Dulce Domum (1855), on whose reverse Grimshaw wrote, "mostly painted under great difficulties," captures the music portrayed in the piano player, entices the eye to meander through the richly decorated room, and to consider the still and silent young lady who is meanwhile listening. Grimshaw painted more interior scenes, especially in the 1870s, when he worked until the influence of James Tissot and the Aesthetic Movement. On Hampstead Hill is considered one of Grimshaw's finest, exemplifying his skill with a variety of light sources, in capturing the mood of the passing of twilight into the onset of night. In his later career this use of twilight, and urban scenes under yellow light were highly popular, especially with his middle-class patrons. His later work included imagined scenes from the Greek and Roman empires, and he also painted literary subjects from Longfellow and Tennyson ?? pictures including Elaine and The Lady of Shalott. (Grimshaw named all of his children after characters in Tennyson's poems.) In the 1880s, Grimshaw maintained a London studio in Chelsea, not far from the comparable facility of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. After visiting Grimshaw, Whistler remarked that "I considered myself the inventor of Nocturnes until I saw Grimmy's moonlit pictures."[9] Unlike Whistler's Impressionistic night scenes, however, Grimshaw worked in a realistic vein: "sharply focused, almost photographic," his pictures innovated in applying the tradition of rural moonlight images to the Victorian city, recording "the rain and mist, the puddles and smoky fog of late Victorian industrial England with great poetry." Some artists of Grimshaw's period, both famous and obscure, generated rich documentary records; Vincent Van Gogh and James Smetham are good examples. Others, like Edward Pritchett, left nothing. Grimshaw left behind him no letters, journals, or papers; scholars and critics have little material on which to base their understanding of his life and career. Grimshaw died 13 October 1893, and is buried in Woodhouse cemetery, Leeds. His reputation rested, and his legacy is probably based on, his townscapes. The second half of the twentieth century saw a major revival of interest in Grimshaw's work, with several important exhibits of his canon.

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