This gallery is about the growth of industry and how it has changed over the years.

“The Iron Rolling Mill” was painted by Adolph Menzel and can be found in the National Museums in Berlin. This painting was inspired by his friend Paul Mekyerheim, who worked in a series of factories such as this. The medium used was oils on canvas. There is a lot of depth in this painting, and also a use of harsh dark colors to depict the grim conditions in the factories.
Created in 1890, artist Hercules Brabazon created this painting called, “Landscape with Industrial Buildings by a River”. This painting can be viewed at the Yale Center for British Art. This painting uses dark values to show the grim gloom outside the factory. The river is used as leading lines to have viewers’ eyes run through the landscape.
Lewis Hine has been know to take photos of reform in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This photo is a classic straight on documentary style photo. This form of documentary style shooting became prominent in the 1930’s. Hines used his camera to target economic injustice. In this photo there is value, the lights and darks define the photo.
This painting was created by LS Lowry and is about the industrial scene in 1917. It was his first composite of the industrial scene and is apart of the Lowry Collection. The dimensions are 52 x 42 cm without frame. This painting uses 2 elements of art, lines and shapes. The lines of the buildings and the shape of them.
This painting was created by Frederic Whitaker in 1941 and the dimensions are 16 x 20 in. The medium is water colors. Fred, during the days of WW II, was always intrigued by the clouds of smoke and fire from factories. This painting has the colors that make the landscape pop.
The “Chimney and Water Tower”, created in 1931 by Charles Demuth and can be found at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Charles wanted to create new modern art so he used his hometown as the subject matter for this work of art. This painting also uses lines to have the views eye run up and down the water tower and also a element of color to make the painting pop and the center focus.
Created in 1943 by an artist by the name of Colin William, this painting can be found in the Imperial War Museum. In 1939, shortly before WWII, Colin was employed to disguise power station and camouflaged them as suburbs. The painting is the Stonebridge Park Power Station near Wembley. This design has a more colorful war feel then the rest of the paintings in this exhibit.
This piece is called “Shipbuilding on the Clyde: The Furnace” and was created in 1946 by Spencer, Stanley. This piece can be found in the Imperial War Museums.This painting has the elements of color, line and value. The value being the center the furnace, the line, the hot metal coming out of the furnace, and the color. The intense orange and yellow in the furnace.
This next piece is called “Ruby Loftus screwing a Breech-Ring”, and was created in 1943 by Laura Dame. This piece was created during WWII, and the painting depicts women joining the work force to replace men who have gone to fight in the war. This painting has a lot of contrast with the harsh dark colors of the area and her cloths compared to the gentle skin tones of her face.
This final painting is called “Industrial Architecture”, and was created in 1931, by Charles Sheeler. This painting can be seen in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the dimensions are 26x 36.3 cm. The medium was graphite and crayon. This work of art has a lot of contract between the white of the paper to the blacks of the subject.
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