Definitive overview of Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891), the great Neo-Impressionist artist. Includes an in-depth biographical discussion and an examination of his intense interest in light and in its effects on color, which led him to develop pointillism, the technique most closely associated with him. The reader's understanding of this innovation is enriched by a careful presentation of Seurat's theories of color and light.
Contributors include Francoise Cachin, Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein, and Gary Tinterow. 460p. 352 illustrations (244 in color).
Author: Robert L. Herbert.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 1991. ISBN: 0870996193. Unmarked text. Very Good.
Keywords: Painting, 19th Century Art, Pointillism, Impressionism, French Art, Color Theory, Light, Neo-Impressionism, European Art, Artists, Art History,