Seurat: Drawings and Paintings Robert L. Herbert

ISBN: 9780300071313

Published: April 10th 2001

Hardcover

208 pages


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Seurat: Drawings and Paintings  by  Robert L. Herbert

Seurat: Drawings and Paintings by Robert L. Herbert
April 10th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780300071313 | 9.16 Mb

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 artistsMoreGeorges 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 artists work, focusing on individual paintings and drawings and interpreting the personal and social meanings of their subjects.

Robert L. Herbert examines closely Seurats 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 Seurats work drew on classical tradition as well as on popular arts, Herbert reevaluates the artists painting technique and argues that individual pictures reveal artistic craft and trial and error rather than a scientific nature.

And he demonstrates that although Seurats 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 Herberts 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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