Walter SickertLa provocation et l'énigme
“Walter Sickert’s paintings, which may have caused a scandal at the time, are still singular today. Refusing the seduction of a conventional aesthetic, these works can fascinate or arouse incomprehension. The viewer remains captivated by the evocative power of his paintings.
Sickert’s return to England after a prolonged stay in Normandy marked his oblivion in France. The scope of his work and his links with France make this omission all the more regrettable. “I have hoped for more than fifty years that Sickert would finally be recognised in France” says Wendy Baron in her preface.
This reference monograph, the first in French, will fill this gap. The book is richly illustrated, mainly with works by Sickert, but also by his contemporaries and followers. A high quality of reproduction is required, as the depth of Sickert’s blacks is remarkable, which is the source of his use of disturbing colours.”
- Delphine Lévy
- Cohen & Cohen
- Language French
- Format31.2 x 25.4 cm