Late Sickert: Camaïeu, Cameras, Canvas

17.00 BST, 20 October 2021 | Exhibition Walkthrough + InstaLive

Walter Sickert, The Plaza Tiller Girls, 1928,
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 63.5 cm, 30 x 25 in.
Image courtesy of Piano Nobile

During the First World War, Sickert had a change of heart. For thirty years he had consistently painted on a dark underlayer of paint, building up to the highlights and experimenting with a variety of approaches within the confines of this approach. Throwing caution to the wind and dispensing with a lifelong practice, in 1914 he went into reverse and adopted a new method: painting on a light ground and building up to the shadows. The scale and palette of his work in the 1920s and '30s changed remarkably, and it was this period when he produced some of his most inventive, flavourful works of art.

For Late Sickert: Camaïeu, Cameras, Canvas, Piano Nobile's Researcher, Luke Farey, will talk about some of the subjects and techniques from Sickert's later career.

The exhibition tour will last 30 mins and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The live in-gallery tour is now sold out, make sure to follow @londonartweek_ on Instagram in order to be notified!







Luke Farey
Gallery Researcher, Piano Nobile, London


Luke Farey studied Art History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and completed a Master's Degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Since 2018, he has been researcher at the London art dealer specialising in twentieth-century British art, Piano Nobile.








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