Seurat and the Bathers

Seurat and the Bathers

by John Leighton, Richard Thomson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

When Seurat first exhibited his Bathers at Asnières in 1884, it perplexed but fascinated the few critics who noticed it. Today the picture is one of the most famous and popular works in the world. Yet the extraordinary appeal of this painting is not easily defined. In Seurat and the Bathers the authors discuss the various choices Seurat made with regard to subject,

Overview

When Seurat first exhibited his Bathers at Asnières in 1884, it perplexed but fascinated the few critics who noticed it. Today the picture is one of the most famous and popular works in the world. Yet the extraordinary appeal of this painting is not easily defined. In Seurat and the Bathers the authors discuss the various choices Seurat made with regard to subject, format, and technique in preparing this monumental painting.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
Bathers are a favorite subject in Impressionist artwork. Georges Seurat and his contemporaries strove to reflect in their paintings scenes of the daily lives of the bourgeoisie, to glimpse them enjoying private moments in public settings. Through discussion of Seurat's craft and working methods, Seurat and The Bathers presents a deft overview of the development of a unique style of painting and the relationship it had to a particular time, place, and vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073287
Publisher:
National Gallery London
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
National Gallery London Publications
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.73(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >