Thursday, January 24, 2013

John Atkinson Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw

Moonlight, water, a bit of mystery. Art by English painter John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) today. A self-taught artist, Mr. Atkinson was working as a railway clerk when he decided to quit his job and support his family as a painter.

A Moonlit Lane
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Shipping on the Clyde
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Blackman Street, London
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Reflections on the Thames
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

The Lady of Shalott
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

In Peril, The Harbour Flare
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Evening, Whitby Harbour
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

The Lotus Gatherers
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Autumn Gold
by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Snow and Mist (Caprice in Yellow Minor)
by John Atkinson Grimshaw



5 comments:

catherinemjohnson said...

They are beautiful! I agree they seem very photographic. How fun to see this since I am from Leeds!
Thanks so much for sharing :)

Author Amok said...

Beautiful, Tabatha. Loved "Shipping on the Clyde" in particular. What a name! He belongs in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

HWY said...

Wonderful painter. His style, to me, makes the subjects (even In Peril) soft and easy. I enjoyed all his works.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

I love the play of light in all of these paintings - thanks for sharing the video, too, Tabatha! I always learn something fascinating when I visit you!

Rettakat said...

These are wonderful! I've been reading/looking lately at moonlight paintings, and hadn't heard of him.

As an artist, I know it's difficult to really see colors accurately at night on your palette. So for him to paint these is amazing. He didn't even have the benefit of modern helps, such as a little flashlight or whatever. And they ring of truth, not faked. I'm sure he must have gone out at night, at least to sketch and take notes, and maybe even to do the painting itself. I'd love to know how he did that!

Thanks for sharing another fascinating post. :-)