• Title: Seurat's Circus Sideshow
  • Author: Richard Thomson
  • ISBN: 9781588396150
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seurat s Circus Sideshow The mystery color and magic of the circus was a subject of fascination for European artists in the late th and early th centuries The French Post Impressionist painter Georges Pierre Seurat
    The mystery, color, and magic of the circus was a subject of fascination for European artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries The French Post Impressionist painter Georges Pierre Seurat 1859 1891 explored this theme in a number of drawings and sketches, as well as in his 1888 Pointillist masterwork, Circus Sideshow Drawing connections to Parisian street life,The mystery, color, and magic of the circus was a subject of fascination for European artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries The French Post Impressionist painter Georges Pierre Seurat 1859 1891 explored this theme in a number of drawings and sketches, as well as in his 1888 Pointillist masterwork, Circus Sideshow Drawing connections to Parisian street life, to the works of other artists, and to the broader complexities of modern life, this lively book establishes Circus Sideshow as a pioneering work in the genre of circus themed art Lush reproductions of the work are buttressed by images of Seurat s preparatory drawings and ephemera from circuses and street performances of the time to offer a full understanding of the historical context.

    One Reply to “Seurat's Circus Sideshow”

    1. I had not seen or heard of “Circus Sideshow” before receiving Richard Thomson’s book Seurat’s Circus Sideshow, but I was glad and eager for the opportunity to expand my art/art history knowledge. I’ll admit too that on seeing the painting in the book it does not resonate with me on any level. I’m not fond of or overly familiar with circuses or side shows, though my reaction to 21st century circuses and sideshows, as Thomson would no doubt point out, most likely says nothing about how [...]

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