Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780956509246 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India

Vernet's Dance Hall / Daily Mirror

Walter Sickert and Bethan Stevens

Walter Sickert and Bethan Stevens

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32 pages | 7 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2011
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780956509246 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India
 

The second edition of The Nobile Folios is prefaced by Wendy Baron, the prime authority on Walter Sickert’s work and life. Vernet’s Dance Hall was painted by Sickert during the winter of 1920–21, most probably in Dieppe, and presents Sickert at his most ambiguous. Clues are virtually nonexistent, shapes are eccentric. Wendy Baron suggests that the painting does not depend on our understanding of the subject, and that it is much more interesting if it is seen as a gateway to the intriguing insights it affords into the uncompromising objectivity of Sickert’s eye and his mischievous intelligence.

 

It is these qualities that Bethan Stevens addresses so successfully in her short story ‘Daily Mirror’. Presented as a set of letters written to The Daily Mirror by ‘an Appreciator’ of the paper, a haunting story unravels that says as much about the early 20th-century music halls as Sickert’s painting.

Contents
Preface
      Wendy Baron
Daily Mirror
      Bethan Stevens

About the Nobile Folios
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