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Seurat in perspective

Author: Norma Broude
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1978.
Series: Artists in perspective series.; Spectrum book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the controversial art of Georges Seurat. Writings by the artist and such contemporary critics as Felix Feneon, as well as studies by recent scholars including J. Carson Weber and William Innes Homer, explode the myths and resolve the misconceptions that stubbornly cling to this artist and to his infamous technique of painting with small dots of pure color. Such noted writers and critics as Roger  Read more...
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Seurat in perspective.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1978
(OCoLC)561230099
Named Person: Georges Seurat; Georges Seurat; Georges Seurat; Georges Seurat
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Broude
ISBN: 0138071152 9780138071158 0138071071 9780138071073
OCLC Number: 3978705
Description: xi, 180 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Seurat as seen through his own writings, through comments by his contemporaries, and by other artists --
Critical approaches to the art of Seurat, 1898 to the present.
Series Title: Artists in perspective series.; Spectrum book.
Responsibility: edited by Norma Broude.

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This book examines the controversial art of Georges Seurat. Writings by the artist and such contemporary critics as Felix Feneon, as well as studies by recent scholars including J. Carson Weber and William Innes Homer, explode the myths and resolve the misconceptions that stubbornly cling to this artist and to his infamous technique of painting with small dots of pure color. Such noted writers and critics as Roger Fry, Robert Rey, and Daniel Catton Rich evaluate Seurat's art in formalist terms, as the product of a classical sensibility. Other scholars, including Meyer Shapiro, Robert Herbert, and Norma Broude, discuss Seurat's prophetically positive response to modern technology, suggesting the crucial ways in which Seurat influenced the development of twentieth-century art.

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