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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 152 pgs / 111 color.

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Out of print

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Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 66   

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ISBN 9783775724395 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00

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Frankfurt
Schirn Kunsthalle, 02/05/10-05/09/10

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HATJE CANTZ

Georges Seurat: Figure in Space

Text by Christoph Becker, Gottfried Boehm, Wilhelm Genazino, Max Hollein.

Known as “the notary” by his contemporaries for his very proper disposition, Georges Seurat (1859–1891), was nonetheless a trailblazing artist, who devised mesmerizing effects in paint, creating what Museum of Modern Art, New York director Alfred Barr described as a “strange, almost breathless poise.” Seurat's most famous painting, “La Grande Jatte” (1884), exemplifies the airy suspension of which “Pointillism” (as his style of painting-by-dabs was named) is uniquely capable, a sensation well suited to evoking in paint the sedate pace of Paris' new leisure class. For Seurat, Pointillism was also a way to attain for painting the mathematically explicable harmony of music: “Art is Harmony. Harmony is the analogy of the contrary and of similar elements of tone, of color and of line, considered according to their dominance and under the influence of light, in gay, calm or sad combinations,” he declared in a letter to a friend. Seurat's style lent itself especially well to the portrayal of figures in space, and the endowing of those figures with volume and atmosphere. No other visual theme so well illustrates the tremendous innovations in Seurat's paintings and drawings as this handling of the figure, a theme which is at the heart of this new appraisal.
Georges Seurat: Figure in Space

STATUS: Out of print | 12/1/2010

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