Both pictures show the area of Manchester, a city that developed radically during the Industrial Revolution. Look at these pictures and answer these questions:

  • Which of the two paintings look more natural?
  • Which sky is bluer?
  • Which of the two areas is more polluted?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_from_Kersal_Moor,_Salford_-_1820.jpg

SEBASTIAN PETHER “View from Kersal Moor” dated 1820

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/920223/manchester-from-kersal-moor

WILLIAM WYLD (1806-89) “Manchester from Kersal Moor” dated 1852

Look now at the 3rd picture which humorously depicts London.

  • Which of the three pictures shows the most natural landscape?
  • Which picture looks more urbanized?
https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co421078

HENRY THOMAS “The Progress of Steam – A View in Regent Park” dated 1831.

Use a Venn Diagram to write down characteristics of each picture. Then compare them.