THE FATHERS OF MODERN ART
Panayiotis Kalorkoti says about this work:
"Seurat sets the tone of this portfolio by dislocating the barriers between picture-spaces, so that while a corner of La Grande Tatte is seen fixed within a border and securely identified as a painting within a print, the voluptuous figure from Woman powdering herself has transcended her frame and re-emerged as the artist's mistress, now seated in his studio and continuing her toilette in serene self-absorption. Artistic cross-currents are indicated not only by the figure of Signac, but also by the works of Millet and Ingres which Seurat owned, here shown summarily lined up behind the artist in order to convey that familiar relationship which even such an apparently 'new' style as Pointillisme may continue to enjoy with its artistic forbears. My own method in this print, with its deliberately speckled surface, is not so much to suggest an etched analogue to Pointilliste painting as to re-unify the various pictorial realities I have juggled by imposing across them all the grainy texture of an old photograph."
Text supplied by the Artist
- Accession Number P5566
- Dimensions 57.2 X 67.3 CM
- Media ETCHING
Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.
A permanent image taken by means of the chemical action of light on light-sensitive surfaces.
A set of pictures (as drawings, photographs or prints) either bound in book form or loose in a folder. These can be by the same artist or individual works by a selection of artists. The term also refers to the folder which holds the set.