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Author Herbert, Robert L., 1929-2020.

Title Seurat and the making of La Grande Jatte / Robert L. Herbert ; with an essay by Neil Harris ; contributions by Douglas W. Druick [and others].

Imprint Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago in association with the University of California Press, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection M Schick  759.4 H414s 2004    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 x 30 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and presented June 16-Sept. 19, 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-280) and index.
Contents SEURAT AND THE MAKING OF LA GRANDE JATTE -- Before La Grande Jatte -- Genesis of La Grande Jatte -- La Grande Jatte completed -- La Grande Jatte in the eighth impressionist exhibition -- Seurat and La Grande Jatte, 1886-91 -- La Grande Jatte and Seurat, 1892-1965 -- La Grande Jatte interpreted since 1980 -- Fashion and irony -- TECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF LA GRANDE JATTE -- Seurat's working process: the compositional evolution of La Grande Jatte / Frank Zuccari, Allison Langley -- La Grande Jatte: a study of the materials and technique / Inge Fiedler -- Rejuvenating Seurat's palette using color and imaging science: a simulation / Roy S. Berns -- THE PARK IN THE MUSEUM -- The park in the museum: the making of an icon / Neil Harris.
Summary "Seurat and the Making of "La Grande Jatte" provides an in-depth exploration of one of the world's most renowned paintings, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884 by Georges Seurat. The catalogue accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of La Grande Jatte and its many related drawings and oil paintings. Seurat scholar Robert L. Herbert makes new revelations about the painting's relationship to its preparatory studies, stressing Seurat's empirical craftsmanship. He compares La Grande Jatte to works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Signac, also in the exhibition, and analyzes the ways that twentieth-century critics, including Meyer Schapiro, T.J. Clark, and Linda Nochlin, have viewed the picture. Herbert proposes that the enduring fascination of the famous canvas comes from Seurat's mixture of fashion and irony." "Also giving new perspectives in this book, the noted cultural historian Neil Harris charts how and why La Grande Jatte attained its revered status at the Art Institute of Chicago and throughout the United States. Additionally, the exhibition's cocurators examine the painting's place in the museum's collection. Essays by Art Institute conservators show how Seurat transferred and altered figures from studies to final canvas and elucidate the exact nature of his pigments and brushwork. Color scientist Roy S. Berns traces the efforts to digitally recapture the original hues of Seurat's time-altered masterpiece."--Jacket.
Subject Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891. Sunday afternoon on the island of la Grande Jatte -- Exhibitions.
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891.
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891 (OCoLC)fst00045426
Sunday afternoon on the island of la Grande Jatte (Seurat, Georges) (OCoLC)fst01356504
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Harris, Neil, 1938-
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891.
Art Institute of Chicago.
Cover Title Seurat
ISBN 0520242106 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520242104 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520242114 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520242111 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 99807819549

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