Tag Archives: Christopher Benfey

ASPIRING ONLY TO SILENCE

In “The Painter of Modern Life,” Baudelaire is the first to define Modernism and does so as a conjunction of the eternal and the ephemeral. To find that element of the eternal in the ephemeral which Baudelaire saw as embodying … Continue reading

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SEURAT: Trying To Connect The DOTS

…Seurat suspended work on the large canvas until the fall. When Seurat resumed work on La¬†Grande Jatte in October 1885, he incorporated his new divisionist technique and color theories¬†that he began formulating during the summer while painting in Grandcamp. For … Continue reading

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