Frases de Georges Seurat

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Georges Seurat

Fecha de nacimiento: 2. Diciembre 1859
Fecha de muerte: 29. Marzo 1891


Georges-Pierre Seurat fue un pintor francés y uno de los fundadores del Neoimpresionismo. Su trabajo Tarde de domingo en la isla de la Grande Jatte es uno de los íconos de la pintura del siglo XIX.

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Frases Georges Seurat

„I painted like that because I wanted to get through to something new - a kind of painting that was my own.“

—  Georges Seurat
quote from Seurat, John Russell; Thames & Hudson, London 1965


„On Pissarro's advice I'm abandoning the emerald green..“

—  Georges Seurat
Seurat's note in 1885; as quoted in the exhibition-text 'Georges Seurat, 1859 – 1891' in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1992, ed. Robert Herbert, published: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York (Camille Pissarro wrote his son Lucien c. 1885 and asked him to warn Seurat and Paul Signac, because mixing the cadmium yellow with other pigments would change into dark color, later)

„.. the flag is green with a red spot in the center; above, the blue of the sky, the orange-tinted white of the walls, and the orange-grey of the clouds.“

—  Georges Seurat
short notation, 1881: from 'Notes inedites de Seurat sur Delacroix', in 'Bulletin de la Vie Artistique', April 1922; as quoted by John Rewald, in Georges Seurat', a monograph; Wittenborn and Compagny, New York, 1943. p. 6 - note 9 Seurat studied carefully the paintings of Eugene Delacroix, and wrote in 1881 about Delacroix's painting 'The Fanatics of Tangier' this notation

„Allow me to point out an inaccuracy in your biography of Signac, or rather, in order to set aside all doubt, allow me to specify..“

—  Georges Seurat
Félix Fénéon wrote that 'the new 'optical painting' seduced [c. 1885], - several young painters', but he named mainly Signac


„They [the visitors in his studio, praising his work] see poetry in what I have done. No, I apply my method and that is all there is to it.“

—  Georges Seurat
as quoted in Post-Impressionism, From Van Gogh to Gauguin, John Rewald, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1956, p. 86

„The art of painting is the Art of hollowing out a canvas.“

—  Georges Seurat
from an essay by Roger Fry, in 'The Dial', Camden, New Jersey, September 1926

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