Inspirational Bedroom Gallery Wall
L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) in 1953 was produced as an entry in a painting competition organized by the Football Association, a work entitled ‘Football Ground’. Later given the name ‘Going to the match’ was sold in 1999 to the Professional Footballers Association for £ 1.9million, and can now be seen at the Lowry center in Salford. It depicts the constant crowds of football pitches (the now defunct Bolton Wanderers stadium at Burnden Park), high spirits leading to high gray high positions. It was cloudy and there was a strong breeze, a red banner rumbling respectfully on the ground, some football fans bending stiffly into the wind, a tight crashing hat could not be denied. In the background there is a brick red-brick home of this football supporter, further out in the distance is a pile of smoke and a factory wall that grows the city.
As Saturday arrives, it is released from hard work, workers into matches, coming strong winds or rain, games and life. Lowry is not interested in the individual, his eyes are in the industrial landscape and how to form the communities he serves. Football is a working class game that might be played by dominant working-class people, that’s where people in the community find their identities. In ‘Going to Match’ we can see this presented as an axiom, the type of person and their background clearly visible. Perhaps because of this, the working class; en-mass playing football is not represented in art. Historical ‘high’ art is on the commands or commissions of the rich and therefore, the style and subject matter are for their tastes and consumption, regardless of artist. Not on strength, financial or providential, or giving the poor to art commissions, in the city and entertainment industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the escape and entertainment came from the music and football halls.
girl room gallery wall over bed
Bedroom Gallery Wall
Perhaps also, the contradictory nature of the beautiful game; Elegance and aggression, athleticism and tactics, discipline and instinct, at least of course unpredictable conclusions in a game, are not easily lent to the wall of the gallery. Then again, today’s idiom notes are celluloid, which either in a movie or a photo rarely captures more than a moment of action, and therefore loses the general picture. One possible exception is the movie, ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’ by Douglas Gordon and Phillipe Perreno. Where this great footballer is followed exclusively by 17 cameras for the period of one single football game. As a portrait, this is counter-intuitive because the intricacies of the external context are abandoned. However, it is a fascinating and painful record of the man who works in his cracked memory, instructed as an internal monologue, but does it carry the burden of dialogue?
While Lowry’s ‘Going to Match Match’ are both figurative and expressive, time, place and Zeitgeist. So in conclusion, the only football player to be hung would be the team and favorite player hanging on the bedroom wall. teenagers, and photos of the soccer player will be the poster of the club store. The poster, too, will change as the age team and player’s fate rise and fall. In a note, L.S.Lowry painted another puzzling image called ‘Going to Match’ in 1928, a smaller crowd to this rugby match. This picture is bleak, the most washed colors, the mood like the sky, lower and darker. In 1928 and the world was bleak, in 1929 the stock market fell and the ‘great depression’ entered. The parallel for 2009 is open for interpretation.
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