Sport

Sports Lover? Spot The Ball!

Magda Michalska 6 October 2016 min Read

Are you an active person? You can't sit for a long while, you have to be always on the move? Well, then this is a short collection just for you: sports paintings by Sir John Lavery, an Irish painter associated with the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Impressionism. If you a have a while, look up his intriguing female portraits (I feel I'll write a post about them pretty soon) and his paintings from the World War I. Task for extra points: Look carefully - how many balls can you spot? [caption id="attachment_1849" align="aligncenter" width="620"]The Chess Players 1929 Sir John Lavery 1856-1941 Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1930 https://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N04544 Sir John Lavery , The Chess Players, 1929, Tate[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1850" align="aligncenter" width="620"]sirjohnlaveryarally1885 Sir John Lavery, A Rally, 1885 Glasgow Museums[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1851" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Sir John Lavary, Lady on a Safety Tricycle, 1885, London, Government Art Collection Sir John Lavery, Lady on a Safety Tricycle, 1885, London, Government Art Collection[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1852" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Sir John Lavery, The Croquet party, 1890, Private collcetion Sir John Lavery, The Croquet party, 1890, Private collection[/caption] I know, I know, all of them depict women... I just wanted to show that women'd been active before they started to wear trousers. So now, when it's easier, we have no excuses, so let's start moving! :)