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Georges Seurat, Part 2 – Drawings

Madame Seurat (Artist’s Mother) 1882-83 Though Georges Seurat is most often remembered as the inventor of Pointillism, the intricate color system that produced Bather’s at Asnières and A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, his exquisite and little known drawings are considered among his greatest achievements.  They are distinctive because of his unique method of capturing a Read More …

Georges Seurat, Part I – Paintings

Model from the Back by Georges Seurat, 1886 Georges Seurat went beyond the Impressionists by being among the first artists to make a systematic and devoted use of color theory. In 1886 the art critic Félix Fénéon named this style Neo-Impressionism in reference to the work of Seurat, Paul Signac, Maximillian Luce, and Camille Pissarro. Read More …

Post-Impressionism

      A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, by Georges Seurat, 1884-86 (detail) Post-Impressionism was a dynamic French art movement that began after the last exhibition of the Impressionists in 1886.  It lasted until 1905 with the appearance of the Fauves who ushered in Modernism and the 20th century.  The Read More …

2015 Paris Project

Impressionism The Paris Project refers to the study of art and artists in Paris that I made during the summer of 2015.  My intent was to learn about the late nineteenth-century Parisian artists who lived in an interesting time and who took art from Impressionism into Modernism, they were the Post-Impressionists. Before we can do that though Read More …