Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision

Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision


This revelatory learn of Georges Seurat (1859–1891) explores the artist’s profound curiosity in theories of visible belief and analyzes how they stimulated his celebrated seascape, city, and suburban scenes. whereas Seurat is understood for his leading edge use of colour idea to improve his pointillist approach, this booklet is the 1st to underscore the centrality of various rules approximately imaginative and prescient to his seascapes, figural work, and drawings. Michelle Foa highlights the significance of the scientist Hermann von Helmholtz, whose paintings at the body structure of imaginative and prescient at once formed the artist’s technique. Foa contends that Seurat’s physique of labor constitutes a far-reaching research into a number of modes of visible engagement with the realm and into the various states of brain that visible stories can produce. Foa’s research additionally brings to gentle Seurat’s sustained exploration of long-standing and new kinds of illusionism in paintings. fantastically illustrated with greater than one hundred forty work and drawings, this e-book serves as a vital reference on Seurat. 

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