A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
I'm a bit biased about Mr Grimshaw - he lived in Leeds where I come from. But I think you might like him too and a rare opportunity to see his work is being offered by the Guildhall Art Gallery. He managed, like Whistler, to create a nocturnal, nostalgic loneliness in his paintings. It might not be to everyone's taste, but I love it and it is a very Victorian reaction to the rise of industry. In particular, his paintings of Leeds are, for me, very meaningful as I spent my teenage years in many of the areas he reflects.
Is it ok to link to an article I have written about Grimshaw? If this isn't acceptable please let me know. I know it is little to do with Bounds Green, but then again, we all live in London. In case you decide to visit the exhibition (I'm going next Wednesday - can't wait) I am hoping my article will make you a fan of Mr Atkinson Grimshaw (such a Northern name!).
There is also an exhibition at the moment featuring another great Victorian artist - John Martin - and I have an article about him too - but I won't push my luck! Unless you're interested....
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