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In this work of dark, savage brilliance, Bomberg depicts a joyless East End Jewish theatre audience. They are separated, both from each other and the viewer, by the imposing balcony rail, which traps them in their seats and splits the picture dramatically in two. The sense of unease is increased by the steep, almost vertical, angle of line. Like his former tutor Walter Sickert, Bomberg makes his audience, not the drama they are watching, the subject of his painting.
oil on canvas
74.5 x 62 cm
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum
108a Boundary Road St John's Wood, London, Greater London NW8 0RH EnglandView venue
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