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Walter Sickert at Tate Britain

The world painted by the artist Walter Sickert, between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, has been innovative creating introspective scenarios reinventing a personal style.
Tate Britain in London announced a major exhibition dedicated to the painter in almost thirty years: “Walter Sickert” from 28/4 to 18/9/2022.
On show 150 works, taken from private and public collections, highlight his carrier along sixty years of carrier from landscapes and cities, to scenes of rowdy music halls, to ground-breaking nudes until his narrative worlds becoming one of Britain’s most distinctive, provocative, and influential artists.
In collaboration with the Petit Palais, Paris, the retrospective is curated by Emma Chambers (Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain), Caroline Corbeau-Parsons (Curator of Drawings/ Conservatrice des Arts Graphiques at Musée d’Orsay) and former Curator, British Art, 1850-1915 at Tate Britain), the late Delphine Lévy (former Executive Director, Paris Musées) and Thomas Kennedy (Assistant Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain).
Walter Sickert (Munchen, 31/5/1860 – Bath, 22/1/1942) has been cutting-edge even if some of his subjects were deemed inappropriate by much of the British art world at the time.
Starting from this point, in the exhibition it’s possible to admire artworks as Sickert’s British and French music hall subjects including depictions of famous performers such as Minnie Cunningham and Little Dot Hetherington, nudes with unidealized bodies, contemporary settings and voyeuristic framings, portraits, scenarios painted in original angles and a new and ground-breaking form in larger, brighter paintings based on news photographs and popular culture ideated during his final period of carrier.

Walter Sickert
Tate Britain, London
28 April – 18 September 2022
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00

by Alain Chivilò