Painters Paintings John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893): A Street at Night, c. 1883, oil on panel, 30…
Painters Work John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893): A Avenue at Night time, c. 1883, oil on panel, 30,5 x 45,7 cm, personal assortment
John Atkinson Grimshaw was a Victorian artist who turned well-known for his sombre views of the dockyards and his nocturnal scenes of city lanes with leafless bushes silhouetted in opposition to the moonlit sky.
From 1880, Grimshaw started to supply work of London. The ambiance within the capital was a selected attraction, with its dense fogs and river mists.
The artist left no written particulars of his photographic work. His son Louis was a photographer and Grimshaw was recognized to have an interest within the theatre, and specifically the delicate particular results which had been being experimented with at The Grand Theatre in Leeds. Grimshaw’s grandson recorded that Grimshaw used images and lantern research as references for his work. He additionally prompt that Grimshaw often projected photographs onto his canvas after which used the outlines as the idea for his work.
Current work is considered one of Grimshaw’s typical work; a street-lit city scene with ambient moonlight within the background.