que seurat, seurat

For those planning a trip here during the holidays, do. not. miss. Seurat's drawings at the Modern (MoMA). For those who live here, you've probably seen it already - no excuses for not going. The show is getting rave write-ups across the board. One of the most attractive features of the exhibit is the computerized interactive art that allows the viewer to flip through the notebooks, page by digital page, from cover to cover. (From an inside source, the visitor-mucho-friendly device has only been used a few times previously in other museums; undoubtedly, we'll be seeing a lot more of it.)

Roberta Smith of the Times writes:

Facsimiles they may be, but they instantly communicate the show's intent, which is to clarify the way the silent, classical remove of Seurat's impeccable, stylized paintings was distilled from an active, socially aware engagement with the world that registered most fully in his drawings.

And please check out the exhibit site here. It's just brilliant.

“Georges Seurat: The Drawings” is at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan, (212) 708-9400, through Jan. 7

1 comment:

Luisa Perkins said...

About the best post title ever. Gotta get me to the MoMA.