At the Gaîté Rochechouart (Café-concert)
At the Gaîté Rochechouart (Café-concert), ca. 1887-1888
Conté crayon with gouache on laid paper
30.5 x 23.5 cm (12 x 9 5/16 inches)
Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 42.210
(June 5 –October 26, 2008)
The subject of the indoor café holds an important place in 19th-century French art, and starting in 1887, Georges Seurat executed several drawings of these Parisian nightspots. Like his contemporary Edgar Degas, Seurat was concerned with the effects of artificial light and its power to distort form and evoke atmosphere. By applying the side of his conté crayon to a heavily textured paper, Seurat achieved a vibrating surface pattern of pits and ridges reminiscent of his Pointillist paintings. His composition is wholly tonal, the whites created with just gouache or the white of the page.(April 23 –June 30, 1970)(September 16, 2005 – January 15, 2006)
Edited ByWoolsey, Ann, ed.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
TypeMonographs and CollectionsSelection VFrench Watercolors and Drawings, ca. 1800-1910
Contributions byChampa, Kermit S.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1975
TypeMonographs and CollectionsEdgar DegasSix Friends At Dieppe
Edited BySingsen, Judith A., ed.
Contributions byO'Brien, Maureen C.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2005
TypeExhibition CatalogueA Handbook of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Edited ByWoodward, Carla M., and Franklin W. Robinson, eds.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1988
TypeMonographs and CollectionsFrom Dürer to Van GoghGifts from Eliza Greene Radeke and Helen Metcalf Danforth
Edited ByLiese, Jennifer, ed.
Contributions byEmily J. Peters
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
TypeJournalsExchange Exhibition, Exhibition ExchangeFrom the Collection of Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; From the Collection of The Museum of Art, Rhode
Contributions byMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandesi University., 1967
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