Sickert vs Sargent

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This acclaimed film brings to life two of the biggest characters in modern British art – Walter Sickert and John Singer Sargent.

Written and presented by Waldemar Januszczak, the film focuses on some of the most beautiful and alarming paintings ever made in this country; evokes the long-lost atmosphere of Edwardian London; and above all, shows that these two immigrants were waging a war over nothing less than the future soul of British art. Who won?

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This acclaimed film brings to life two of the biggest characters in modern British art – Walter Sickert and John Singer Sargent.

Written and presented by Waldemar Januszczak, the film focuses on some of the most beautiful and alarming paintings ever made in this country; evokes the long-lost atmosphere of Edwardian London; and above all, shows that these two immigrants were waging a war over nothing less than the future soul of British art. Who won?

Fascinating” – The Observer
“An intelligent and well-argued programme” – The Observer
“Combines heavyweight analysis with an entertaining uppercut” – Sunday Times