Past Event Tate Britain Exhibition

Sickert: Paintings and Drawings

Walter Richard Sickert, ‘Café des Tribunaux, Dieppe’ c.1890
Walter Richard Sickert, Café des Tribunaux, Dieppe c.1890. Tate
Walter Richard Sickert, ‘Café des Tribunaux, Dieppe’ c.1890
Walter Richard Sickert
Café des Tribunaux, Dieppe c.1890
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Sickert in his early career belonged to that group of artists in England who were reacting against the academic teaching of the art schools and who looked to France and to the work of its impressionist painters for inspiration and guidance.

Sickert's first distinctive paintings were pictures of popular life in the music halls. Later, however, Sickert was to turn to another aspect of popular life and depict plebeian types in dark little rooms with cheap iron bedsteads, washstands and mirrors and Venice had first provided such subjects.

In Dieppe and Venice, Sickert had been primarily attracted by the architecture, and architectural subjects were to be recurring themes for his paintings throughout most of his life. We find them again in his Brighton and Bath periods.

The intricacies and problems of architectural decoration fascinated him and among his loveliest drawings are his preliminary studies for such subjects.

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18 May – 19 June 1960

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Tate Britain Exhibition

Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec London and Paris 1870–1910

5 Oct 2005 – 15 Jan 2006
Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec, past exhibition at Tate Britain during 2005 to 2006
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