Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision

Michelle Foa (Author)
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Product Details

Yale University Press
Publish Date
July 14, 2015
8.2 X 0.9 X 10.4 inches | 2.5 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Foa is assistant professor of art history at Tulane University.


"Michelle Foa has written a stunning and important book, paradigm-changing and challenging. It will be the book on Seurat that everyone will have to read."--James H. Rubin, Stony Brook University--James H. Rubin
"Michelle Foa makes a compelling case that Seurat drew deeply from the work of scientist Hermann Helmholtz in physiological optics, not only as regards color theory and pointillism but also concerning the integration of spatial views across time, as seen in a series of harbor views, or in Seurat's exploration of depth cues in his figural works. Foa moves between artistic practice and visual theorizing with a depth of understanding that is rarely achieved."--Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania--Gary Hatfield
"Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision is almost certainly the most important book on Seurat in over a decade.... No serious account of late nineteenth-century art can afford to ignore it."--Marnin Young, CAA Reviews--Marnin Young "CAA Reviews "
"Foa Skillfully covers new ground in Seurat studies. This work will appeal to art scholars and students as well as the general reader interested in 19th-century French painting and its influence in the new advancements on ways of seeing pictures and their meaning in the real world.--Ellen Bates, Library Journal--Ellen Bates "Library Journal "