Details
Image number
LIS2616972
Title
Design for Telecinema Mural, South Bank, 1951 (oil on board)
Artist
Armstrong, John (1893-1973) / English
Location
Private Collection
Medium
oil on board
Date
1951 (C20th)
Dimensions
40.5x76.2 cms
Description
At the end of the war, Armstrong moved down to Cornwall, to Lamorna, while retaining his working contacts in London. Various design projects helped to keep him solvent and then in 1951 came a commission for a mural for the Festival of Britain, that much-trumpeted ‘tonic to the nation’. Armstrong was asked to compose a mural for the foyer of the Telecinema, one of the buildings devoted to the moving image in the Television piazza on the South Bank. With his extensive experience as a designer for film, Armstrong was the obvious choice. The Telecinema became the first National Film Theatre but was later demolished when the lease on the site expired. Armstrong’s mural disappeared, presumably destroyed.
Photo credit
© Liss Fine Art / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
southbank / cinema / telecinema / mural / theatrical / theatre / horses / entertainment / stage / painting / design / plan / Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 5432 × 2658 px 460 × 225 mm 6 MB
Medium 1024 × 501 px 87 × 42 mm 1 MB
Small 600 × 294 px 51 × 25 mm 0 MB
Copyright
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