Seurat, Georges - Drawings in Conté crayon
Type of Spiritual Experience
Roberta Smith, in her review 'Georges Seurat: The Drawings', exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art; in The New York Times, 7 January 2008
… Seurat first formulated his ideas about colour and atmosphere on paper, in drawing, working in black and white. Applying his beloved black conté crayon to the specially textured Michallet paper that he almost always used, he created an impressive tonal range of velvety blacks, gossamer veils, crazy all-over scribbles, porous grids, methodical cross hatchings and uncrossed hatchings.
From Pointillism and Impressionism: Georges Seurat by Andrea Campbell
Seurat’s early drawings in Conté crayon are not mechanical, although a study called “Railway Tracks" demonstrates an industrial subject with constantly moving darks made from crayon that merge to form shadowy masses. His refined vision was astonishing for someone so young.
A description of the experience
At the Concert Européen', c.1886-88