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Library Walk

Library Walk

By Michael Gutteridge

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This painting is a mysterious, nocturnal scene of city life in which several characters are portrayed, some in strange positions suggesting an unexplained narrative.

The location is a narrow, winding passageway between grand neo-classical buildings bathed in shadow which hints at the otherworldly surrealism of Giorgio de Chirico landscapes yet is actually based on a real location in Manchester, England.

The scene is painted with an exaggerated use of colour in a distortive, expressionist style yet then highlighted with fine ink lines which lends the image a slight cartoonish effect which adds to the aura of mysteriousness as though a scene from a comic book story. Reminiscent of the paintings of Van Gogh, with its swirling forms and dizzying composition, the artist transforms one of Manchester’s most iconic attractions into something beautifully otherworldly. Michael Gutteridge is best known as a painter of urban landscapes, usually of Manchester, UK, the city he grew up and lives in.

His paintings possess a sensual vibrancy achieved by distortions of colour, brushwork, proportionality, shapes, perspective, and energy and they pool an eclectic juxtaposition of styles around a general expressionistic form. His work has been used in a promotional capacity by Marketing Manchester, Lancaster University, Manchester University, and in literary and music media as book jackets and in a pop video.

Michael has also been featured in newspapers, magazines, television, BBC online and radio and his paintings are held in private collections all over the world. Fine art quality print, hand trimmed and packed with care in Manchester, UK.


All Manchester Art Prints are made on heavyweight archival quality art paper, using giclée pigment inks. Prints are wrapped in archival packaging to ensure they arrive with you in perfect condition.

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Prints and frames are individually sized according to the aspect ratio of the original artwork. However, all Manchester Art Prints are available in a selection of sizes - small, regular, medium and large. See individual products for their sizing options.

Handling Instructions

These are fine art prints and we advise handling them with care - avoid touching the printed surface where possible during handling.

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