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[teacherartexchange] Seurat Drawings (NY Times) - Very nice audio slide show

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 09:31:24 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

I know many of you NY Times subscribers probably get tired of me
posting what you already know (grin).... but I know there are many out
there who do not subscribe to this great resource.

In today's NY Times

Art Review | Georges Seurat
Seurat, Drawing His Way to the Grande Jatte
By ROBERTA SMITH
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/arts/design/26seur.html?_r=1&ref=design&oref=slogin

"The Museum of Modern Art's elegantly plain exhibition of Georges
Seurat's drawings begins with an unexpectedly extraordinary moment of
computerized art viewing. Seurat's four surviving notebooks have been
converted to electronic versions that — with a touch of a finger —
visitors can flip through, page by digital page, from cover to
dog-eared cover. (The real notebooks can also be seen under glass
nearby.)"

..........."But as this exhibition emphasizes, Seurat first formulated
his ideas about color 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."

"Georges Seurat: The Drawings" is at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West
53rd Street, Manhattan, through Jan. 7.

Article has nice audio slide show.

More from New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html

Museum of Modern Art:
http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhibitions.php?id=3960

Enjoy,

Judy Decker

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