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qThis collection of the most influential of Herbert's writings on Seurat, long out of print, bear out the praise he has received for qhis ability to mix a deep knowledge of paintings and drawings as physical objects with an acute awareness of the way they embody ideas and can be understood as social documentsq. This book will appeal both to the general reader and to the student of French nineteenth-century art.q--Jacket.While the identification of the Corvi circus permits us to explain many features of Seurata#39;s painting, it does not tell us why the ... large paintings in the studio, but he was able to return repeatedly to his daytime sites and make small color studies.

Author:Robert L. Herbert
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2001


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