Monday, 16 March 2009

Sickert in Venice

Walter Sickert - The Women on a Sofa [Le Tose] (c.1903)This mess - The Women on a Sofa (c.1903) - was painted by Walter Sickert, who became known as the father of modern British art! Groan! His subjects were Venetian prostitutes La Giuseppina and La Carolina, and his style was either Impressionism or Post-Impressionism. I don't really care which. Either way, it's pathetic. Last Wednesday, London's Dulwich Picture Gallery (title link) opened the first ever exhibition of Sickert's Venetian daubs, Sickert in Venice, and has the unmitigated gall to charge adults £9, silver surfers £8 (89%!), for admission. Don't bother.


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