Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes

Walter Sickert The Camden Town Nudes This is the first publication devoted to Walter Sickert s remarkable group of paintings of female nudes produced in and around Camden Town between and and now considered to be among his most

  • Title: Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes
  • Author: Barnaby Wright Lisa Tickner Wendy Baron
  • ISBN: 9781903470596
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the first publication devoted to Walter Sickert s remarkable group of paintings of female nudes produced in and around Camden Town between 1905 and 1912 and now considered to be among his most important and provocative works Sickert challenged conventional idealized treatments of the nude by setting his female models in the murky interiors of cheap lodging houses,This is the first publication devoted to Walter Sickert s remarkable group of paintings of female nudes produced in and around Camden Town between 1905 and 1912 and now considered to be among his most important and provocative works Sickert challenged conventional idealized treatments of the nude by setting his female models in the murky interiors of cheap lodging houses, laid out on iron bedsteads, and painted with an uncompromising realism His shabby interiors were unmistakable to contemporary viewers as the dark realms of London s poorest working classes and his nudes played unflinchingly to middle class fears of such dens of iniquity, known as the notorious haunts of prostitutes, slum landlords, and petty criminals But Sickert also stimulated middle class fascinaton with such subjects, his keyhole vantage points implicating the viewer as a voyeuristic spectator These concerns reached their most profound expression in his so called Camden Town Murder paintings in which a clothed male figure is featured in the scene alongside the nude female None of the authors accepts the arguments of Patricia Cornwell in Portrait of a Killer Jack the Ripper, Case Closed 2002 that Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper this is a considered approach to the same material Walter Sickert Camden Town Nudes examines in detail than fifteen of his most important canvases together with related drawings in order to chart his development of the subject during the period.

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    1. A very interesting read, with well-reproduced paintings & sketches by the man himself and thoughtful discussion by the editors. Also opffers contrasting nudes by other painters to get a better bead on what Sickert was trying to accomplish with his own work. One wonders if they were trying to be sly in putting a nude on the cover of the book posed in almost exactly the position of Mary Jane Kelly in the last shot ever taken of her.

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