96 and 129 Portland Road Wednesday 20th October 5pm
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.
In Late Sickert: Camaïeu, Cameras, Canvas, some of the subjects and techniques from Sickert's later career will be described. The talk will be given by Piano Nobile's researcher Luke Farey.
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