I told students about Seurat
and showed them reproductions of his paintings.
He was defending the art movement started by his good friend and fellow artist George Seurat
and built upon by Signac himself, Camille Pissarro, and others.
The Art Institute of Chicago announces the exhibition of one of the world's most famous and most reproduced paintings,"A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," (1884) by Georges-Pierre Seurat
. The painting is of an island just beyond Paris' city limits.
At a September 2003 event sponsored by Washington's Corcoran Gallery, comedian Steve Martin discussed his extraordinary art collection--works by Georges Seurat
, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, and Roy Lichtenstein, not to mention Martin Mull--with art critic Deborah Solomon of The New York Times.
Among the Liverpool treasures are Rubens' The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Child Baptist, Seurat
's Ville d'Avray,and The Murder by Cezanne.
With certain well-founded reservations, Meier-Graefe was willing to grant that, together with Georges Seurat
, Signac had via the color-divisionist technique hit on a kind of creative bedrock.
Inked with the subtlety of a Seurat
painting, the environment is clearly stronger than the people--"The twigs are pushing out of the ditch, they end in long sharp thorns and get twisted in their search for light"--and the characters are at the mercy of circumstance.
"Then I saw a documentary on the Pointillist painter Georges Seurat
and it changed my life completely."
As in a Seurat
painting, these point-like sources of light combine to form the broad brush strokes of the low-energy X-ray sky.
One example of an "In the Style of" project utilizes Seurat
's Pointillist technique, a lesson already assigned by hundreds of not thousands of art educators.
Through their enlightened policy of allowing members to show a work by a guest artist at each annual exhibition, Les XX introduced Belgian audiences to Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Seurat
, Whistler, Rodin, Liebermann and Sargent.