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:
It then got slightly less familiar, but I still knew it was Lowry:
And finally, something I hadn’t expected at all:
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