Sickert and photography
Sickert once said that photography was like alcohol: it should only be used by someone who could do without it. In his later life he replaced sketching with photography. "A photograph is the most precious document obtainable by a sculptor, a painter, or a draughtsman. Canaletto based his work on tracings made with the camera lucida. Turner’s studio was crammed with negatives...Degas took photographs" (1929). He paved the way for Bacon, Warhol, Richter, etc.
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