Sunday, January 6, 2008

John Atkinson Grimshaw

Liverpool from Wapping, c. 1875

Mr. John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) had an uncanny talent for capturing the sodden atmospheres of this delightful island kingdom. One feels the ooze between the cobblestones, the vague weather, damp, neither warm nor cold, and somewhere up above, the moon...

He was at his best with these contemporary subjects, unromanticized glimpses of everyday scenes, infused with a stark poetry, the heroism of modern life...

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