by Emily Clarey
It’s the northern powerhouse, the rainiest city in England, but we all love our Manchester.
From the quirky Northern Quarter, to the cosmopolitan streets of Spinningfields, Manchester has a heartbeat - a buzz from the bees, unrivalled by any other city. The pure essence of the city is hard to pin down: it’s the people who make it their home; the buildings; old and new; its history; its vision for the future. Manchester welcomes everyone with open arms.
As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are a few artworks from Manchester's galleries that attempt to capture all of the above. With Mancunians being so proud of their hometown, it is no surprise that it is a popular theme in many artists work. The bright lights of the city are shown in neon light works, as well as more expressionist paintings portraying the ever changing landscape. Manchester is a city built on industry and hard working people, the figures featured in the chosen selection of art works highlight this, and provide a flavour of the hustle and bustle in the city. This work ethic and buzz mimics the worker bee, a motif that Manchester has become associated with. A unique piece of artwork is the perfect way to characterise the magic of the city.
Take a piece of Manchester home with you, or on life’s journey - wherever it may lead.
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