Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life @Tate

Tech sneaks into an unlikely exhibition: L.S. Lowry at the Tate

When Lowry and the Paining of Modern Life first opened in London a couple of months ago, Tate Britain ran a Lowry #TateTour on Twitter. An interesting way to engage an audience where scope for using technology is quite limited.

There were two striking things about the exhibition, which the #TateTour managed to capture very well. First – how familiar the paintings are due to Lowry’s consistent and recognisable style. Second – that they are extraordinarily diverse despite the rather monothematic nature of their subject.

There was a familiar scene when the assistant curator @HelenLittle3 introduced the first painting:

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It then got slightly less familiar, but I still knew it was Lowry:

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And finally, something I hadn’t expected at all:

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Twitter tours act like a taster – they have the potential to engage the reluctant museum goer. This #TateTour definitely managed to convince me that Lowry and the Paining of Modern Life was not as ‘I’ve seen it all before’ as I had imagined.

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life runs at the Tate until 20 June.

Language blogger Agnieszka Karch tweets at @5minutepolish

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