|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Saturday, July 23, 2016
|Piano Nobile unveil a newly re-discovered work by Walter Sickert Celebrations, Dieppe, 1914|
Walter Sickert (1860-1942), Celebrations, Dieppe c.1914, Courtesy Piano Nobile.
LONDON.- Walter Richard Sickert (1860-‐1942) was the most influential and versatile British painter, print-maker, teacher and writer on art of the twentieth century. Celebrations, Dieppe is without doubt an iconic example of Sickerts work as a painter. The painting was sold to a private collector in 1944, and was not seen again until its re-‐discovery in Spring 2011. This is an incredibly rare opportunity to view a Sickert oil painting that remains relatively unknown, not having been publically exhibited since 1940.
Painted in Dieppe, Sickerts second home, Celebrations is a typically dynamic and vibrant town-scape, beautifully capturing the light and movement of the town. The French painter Jacques-Émile Blanche, who also had a summer home in Dieppe, called Sickert the Canaletto of Dieppe: No other artist has so perfectly felt and expressed the character of the town.
However Celebrations is also shrouded under a mist of ambiguity. As a result of being held unseen in a private collection for so long, the painting was not included in Wendy Barons extensive Catalogue Raisonné. At an unknown time the work was also wrongly catalogued and ascribed the title and incorrect date of 1911, most likely inventions by Rex Nan Kivell, the first known owner of the painting.
Through first-hand examinations, Baron has concluded that the palette, clean paint surface and sharp definition of the painting all point to a date of 1914. This suggestion is confirmed by the intrusion in the top centre of the painting of an unattached sprig of chestnut leaves, which feature prominently in other studies of Dieppe from 1913-1914.
The motif suggests August 1914 when Sickert painted the streets and architecture of Dieppe rather than the surrounding countryside. The inclusion of both a Tricolour and Union Jack in front of the Hotel de Ville in Dieppe, point to the moment on 4 August 1914 when Britain joined forces with France and Russia to declare war on Germany. Sickert is depicting a hugely historic moment that marks the beginning of the Great War, the centenary of which is being celebrated this August. Thus a seemingly beautiful and serene townscape is, similarly to his renowned Camden Town series, masking a darker moment of the war to end all peace.
Sickerts active career stretched from the Victorian age well into the modern era. Allusions to Sickert punctuate not only the art of his contemporaries but also the work of figurative painters ever since, from Andy Warhol to Frank Auerbach.
Celebrations, Dieppe will be on display at Piano Nobile throughout the Summer, after which it will be shown at 20/21 British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, London from 10th - 14th September.
August 9, 2014
New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public
Piano Nobile unveil a newly re-discovered work by Walter Sickert Celebrations, Dieppe, 1914
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages
Once-in-a-lifetime Piero di Cosimo retrospective premieres at National Gallery of Art in 2015
Robots created by Harvard and MIT researchers can fold themselves, walk away
Mauro Pallotta, creator of Super Pope, opens first solo UK exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery
Nienke Bakker appointed Curator of Van Gogh Paintings at the Van Gogh Museum
Last chance to see Ryoji Ikeda's spectra at Victoria Tower Gardens in London
Freeze Frame: An exhibition of new works by Ewerdt Hilgemann opens at Magnan Metz
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern masterpieces for sale at Bonhams in London
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents open-air sculptures by artist Marc Quinn
Project-based exhibition of Matthew Ronay's meditative daily drawings on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery
Launch of international competition to design a new multipurpose arena for Bristol
Celebrate 70 years of Smokey the Bear at the Chrysler Museum of Art
US judge jails star wine forger for 10 years
Chuck Ginnever's Rashomon goes on the road, again
French singer Yvette Giraud, big in Japan, dies aged 97
The Belo Collection of Texas art comes to Heritage Auctions
Outstanding British and ancient coins highlight Heritage Auctions' Long Beach events
New Museum and Rhizome to co-present 'First Look' a series of projects showcasing art on the net
Shaun in the City Art Trail comes to London and Bristol in 2015
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- 100 nude women pose in Cleveland, reflecting on Trump
2.- West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appoints M+ Executive Director
3.- Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil: Movie has US premiere at Film Forum
4.- Masterpieces replaced by fakes in six national galleries in treasure hunt
5.- On the Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh 'suicide gun' on display in Amsterdam
6.- Getty Museum opens exhibition of illuminated manuscripts
7.- Two rolls of early Kodak film acquired by the George Eastman Museum
8.- Dark secrets of the man who opened architecture to the light
9.- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's refugee life jackets in Vienna palace pond
10.- Gallery 19C brings together two views of Venice by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.