The Impressionists

The Impressionists


DVD - 2006
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This program is an entertaining and informative profile of Georges Pierre Seurat, the inventor of the technique known as Pointillism in which a whole picture is made up of tiny rectangles of pure color, which merge together when viewed from afar. Seurat completed only seven canvasses in this hugely complex technique, including the superb Une Baignade. This is the story of an artist who achieved much in his short life.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2006]
Edition: Full screen
ISBN: 9780769780702
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Kultur International Films
Alternative Title: Seurat


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The commentary is pedantic and repetitive. Not the best DVD on art appreciation.

Dec 08, 2015

There must be something wrong with the electronic cataloging of this item (a DVD about Seurat) since it seems meshed with, at least in the comment feature with others in the same series.
The audio coming from the art historians is rather weak and one has to blast the volume to hear them at moments.
About the artist though, this is better than most. It explains his brief life (died at 31 years) and his theory of colour perception. Many of the other paintings he made shortly before his death are dealt with. His preparations, which were numerous, for his most famous work ('Afternoon on...') are unfortunately only alluded to briefly.

Sep 19, 2012

Though he lived a short life, Seurat fulfilled his potential as an artistic giant. This survey points out the subtleties in his developments.

Oct 25, 2010

Good DVD for information. Can get a little boring at times, though...


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