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Art: VE Day celebrations (Lowry)

Lowry is one of Britain's most famous artists of the 20th Century. He is known for a painting he did of people celebrating the end of the Second World War. It shows thousands of ant-like people thronging the streets of a city to celebrate the end of the Second World War in Europe. The industrial buildings are enlivened by flags and bunting. Lowry manages to convey the lively atmosphere of the scene by including so many people, painting them in a very simple manner. Lowry was famous for his 'matchstick' people and his townscapes showing factories and mills. Many of his pictures were inspired by things he actually saw in Manchester, Salford and other towns in the north of England. Few artists painted ordinary people going about their everyday lives so Lowry's pictures became very popular. To find out more about him watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/art-and-design-ks2-ls-lowrys-britain-at-play/zvkskmn Task: Why not try experimenting sketching or painting in Lowry's simplistic style to show what is (or could have been) going on in your house, village or town to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day? Have fun, be creative and try your best. Don't forget to upload a picture of your final piece to Seesaw so we can see how well you got on.

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, Home Learning, Art, History
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