of St. Mark's, Venice
-- British painter
Venice in 1895
and lived and worked there for a year. His response to the city was
by the pastel drawings of his teacher, Whistler, who taught him to make
quick, tonal sketches in loosely handled colour. This interior shows
High Altar of the Cathedral of San Marco.
He wrote to Steer in late 1895 that Venice was 'mostly sunny and
and on cold days I do interiors of St. Mark's'.
Like the French
Sickert was preoccupied with the effects of both natural and artificial
light conveyed in touches of paint. He described his method of working
at this time to Steer as 'to work open and loose, freely, with a full
and full colour.'