Sunday, June 12, 2016

JAG - John Atkinson Grimshaw

One of my favourite painters, John Atkinson Grimshaw (English, later 1800s).


  1. Wow, those are beautiful. They have more atmosphere and feeling to them than any photograph I've ever seen. You really feel like you're there.

    It's as if he has painted, not just the scene, but the way you'd feel if you were there as well.

    1. That's exceptionally well put, thanks! It's why I like the paintings as much as I do. He somehow manages to convey the heightened inner experience to his surroundings. In this sense, the paintings are inspiring.

  2. Those were the days when art was still permitted to be beautiful.

    I've always liked Grimshaw's work. The 19th century was a remarkably rich era for the visual arts.