Walter Sickert, Les Arcades de la Poissonnerie, Dieppe, c. 1900
From the Tate Collection:
Following the breakdown of his marriage, Sickert moved to Dieppe in 1898, where he remained for the next seven years. ‘I cannot stand another winter in London’, he had written, ‘It is too dark and life is too short.’ He devoted himself solely to painting the town, capturing its ordinary and slightly shabby streets and houses with an informal naturalism. His friend Jacques-Emile Blanche, the French painter, wrote ‘No other artist has so perfectly felt and expressed the character of the town, whose Canaletto he has become.’
The Arcades de la Poissonnerie are next to the harbour in Dieppe.
Parce que oui, moi j’utilise tumblr pour te souhaiter ton anniversaire. Trop fifou !!! Et je vais même faire un acrostiche.
Jambon de Bayonne
Ypres, Louvain, Gand et Bruxelles
U, les nouveaux commerçants
Xena la guerrière
Averse sur la Bretagne