Easy Virtue: Prostitution in French Art 1850-1910

This exhibition was fascinating, sumptuous and just a little bit naughty.  The Van Gogh Museum has put together a thorough exploration of 'venal' women.  From the book to accompany the exhibition: The nineteenth century obsession with prostitution is a constant.  It is characterised first by a desire to control it, notably in order to prevent … Continue reading Easy Virtue: Prostitution in French Art 1850-1910

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Walter Sickert

During my Art journey, Walter Sickert has been an ever-present. As someone I knew about as being a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders - thanks Patricia Cornwall- I hadn't taken too much notice of the late Victorian painter. But, in every other artist from that period, Sickert was an influence. At the Courtauld … Continue reading Walter Sickert