11-5-07 - Seurat and Cezanne Both responding to...

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Seurat and Cezanne Both responding to impressionism o Impressionism = new theories of vision Allows artists to reconfigure the nature of painting Vision is very unsatisfactory, very transitory Impressionists not concerted with mass and volume, or the solidity Undermines the artistic process in which you create an individual work of art Artists cannot go back once the avant-garde is created Want to solidify the bodies o Almost lume Shown at last exposition, called neo-impressionism A Sunday on the Grande-Jatte—1884 o A sense of an organized space, but also a recessional space o Thrusting diagonal of the riverbank o Main figures organized across the picture plain o Volumetric rendering of individual clothing and bodies o Public park in Paris, popular bathing place o Figures rendered in contemporary dress o Application of paint is modern, self-consciously painted o Does not use the same methods of rendering mass and body as illusionism o Seurat called the most systematic painter ever
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 11 taught by Professor Muller during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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11-5-07 - Seurat and Cezanne Both responding to...

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