For LS Lowry, modern painting needed to represent the remaining rituals of public life: football matches and protest marches, evictions and fist-fights, workers going to and from the mill. Without his pictures, Britain would arguably lack an account in paint of the experiences of the 20th-century working class. Watch as Tate curator Helen Little introduces the exhibition Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life. Footage courtesy of Tate. © Tate, London.