A Conversation Wigan by Theodore Major
One of Theodore Major’s most monumental and striking compositions from his atom bomb series featuring the very collectable skeletons. Featuring industrial Wigan, the composition is dominated by the skeleton in the foreground reaching out to take hold of the working class characters also prominent in the painting. A wonderful statement about the treatment of the working classes and full of symbolism around the skeleton figure allowing the viewer to interpret the narrative, this is one of Major’s finest pieces and certainly one of the most thought provoking paintings. The backdrop to the piece features Major’s recognisable smoking chimneys, trudging workers and the Church in Wigan against a glowing purple skyline.
Signed and titled to the reverse, the painting is executed in oils on hardboard and available to view in the gallery.
Provenance: The Major Estate