About this work of Art
Media City Construction At Salford Quays is an original oil painting by Robert Barlow on 2cm deep unframed canvas. (Strong colours, with paint laden textures set against a washy sky).
The scene depicts the construction of ‘Media City BBC Headquarters’ as viewed from an abandoned ship yard at the old remains of Manchester’s former Salford Quays, in 2009.
The painting is a very accurate interpretation of a site busy with cranes and half erected structures, that form a back drop to a typical abandoned dry dock yard of old barges, moored up ships, rusty oil drums, loading cranes, reflected by ground laden pools of water on a cracked surface of concrete, broken by buddleia weeds. The scene depicts a photographically interesting and forgotten place being awoken by change and a visual fascination with post industrial scenes and busy skylines of cranes and construction.
- Size : H 77cm cm x W 103cm cm