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Seurat believed one could, and his theory was based on scientific studies of
colour analysis and visual perception. Of these, the one that influenced him most
was The Law of Simultaneous Colour Contrast, 1839, by Eugene Chevreul.
From the middle eighties onwards, there had been a remarkable blooming of
colour in advanced French art. The colour was always connected to nature, but it
was reaching for an intensity not present in the ordinary view. There was a ...
By this means, colour could claim the liberty of thought itself. For younger artists,
this was a momentous permission. But they wanted to exercise it inside France,
and its natural theatre was the South. Colour was the sign of vitality, the emblem
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Volledige review lezen