Seurat: Drawings and Paintings

Seurat: Drawings and Paintings

Robert L. Herbert / May 24, 2020

Seurat Drawings and Paintings Georges Seurat painter of Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte had a meteoric career that ended in with his death at age In this generously illustrated book the leading specialist on Seu

  • Title: Seurat: Drawings and Paintings
  • Author: Robert L. Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780300071313
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Georges Seurat, painter of Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte, had a meteoric career that ended in 1891 with his death at age 31 In this generously illustrated book, the leading specialist on Seurat examines the entire range of the artist s work, focusing on individual paintings and drawings and interpreting the personal and social meanings of their subjects RobertGeorges Seurat, painter of Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte, had a meteoric career that ended in 1891 with his death at age 31 In this generously illustrated book, the leading specialist on Seurat examines the entire range of the artist s work, focusing on individual paintings and drawings and interpreting the personal and social meanings of their subjects Robert L Herbert examines closely Seurat s early oil panels of rural and suburban settings, early drawings of Parisians at work and leisure, and later canvases and drawings of cafe concerts and circuses Showing that Seurat s work drew on classical tradition as well as on popular arts, Herbert reevaluates the artist s painting technique and argues that individual pictures reveal artistic craft and trial and error rather than a scientific nature And he demonstrates that although Seurat s drawings and paintings have striking formal structures, they are not abstract , but rather poetic distillations of social and psychological meanings This collection of the most influential of Herbert s writings on Seurat, long out of print, bear out the praise he has received for his ability to mix a deep knowledge of paintings and

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