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Seurat, Georges - Drawings in Conté crayon

Identifier

028457

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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

Seated_Boy_with_a_Straw_Hat__1882_Conté_crayon

The source of the experience

Seurat, Georges

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Adversity

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Being constantly criticised

Suppressions

Squash the big I am

Commonsteps

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