Trains in art

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Vor der Vollendung (Before the Completion), 1873-1876, by Paul Friedrich Meyerheim

A locomotive or train can play many roles in art, for example:

..."I wish I was the brakeman
on a hurtling, fevered train
crashing headlong into the heartland
like a cannon in the rain''...

In 1978, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris held the exhibition "Les Temps des Gares" with the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the National Railway Museum in York, and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

In 2008, Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery held an exhibition entitled: "Art in the Age of Steam."

  • As the main subject of a painting, sculpture, or photograph

Trains in specific artworks[edit]

The railway station of Saint Lazare in Paris by Claude Monet

The following list is in chronological order, oldest to youngest:

Artists specialising in trains[edit]

In the United Kingdom the Guild of Railway Artists is a group of painters of railway subjects.

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External links[edit]

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