Vernet's Dance Hall / Daily Mirror by Bethan StevensVernet's Dance Hall / Daily Mirror by Bethan Stevens

Vernet's Dance Hall / Daily Mirror

byBethan StevensIllustratorWalter Sickert

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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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.

Walter Sickert (1860 – 1942), born in Munich, Germany, was a painter who was a member of the Camden Town Group in London. He was an important influence on distinctively British styles of avant-garde art in the 20th century.Bethan Stevens is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.
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Title:Vernet's Dance Hall / Daily MirrorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Sylph EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:095650924X

ISBN - 13:9780956509246

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Table of Contents

Preface
      Wendy Baron
Daily Mirror
      Bethan Stevens

About the Nobile Folios
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