I have a camera and I'm not afraid to use it! These were the words of this pioneering Victorian photographer. I saw some of her lovely work on instagram this morning and it inspired me to make this video.
That sort of sums up Sickert, the bad boy of art in his day, and one of my favourite artists of the late 19th century. In this video I talk through a handful of his paintings depicting scenes of working-class life in Victorian London.
The conceptual artist Ryan Gander is really good at talking about his work and ideas about art in general. And it got me thinking: how much does the artist's personality affect what you think about their art?