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Landscape

A work made of black conté crayon on off-white laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black conté crayon on off-white laid paper.

Date:

c. 1881

Artist:

Georges Seurat
French, 1859–1891

About this artwork

This haunting work is one of a remarkable body of landscapes Georges Seurat drew in the early 1880s. A lone figure moves along a path through a park setting with a hilly terrain, tended lawns, and tall trees. With its mysterious, twilit atmosphere, Landscape demonstrates the unique shadowy and dramatically lit tenebrist style that the artist developed in that decade.

The drawing’s brilliance lies in the breathtaking skill with which Seurat applied Conté crayon, using varying pressure on textured paper to create luminous middle tones counterpoised with solid blacks, demonstrating that Seurat was one of the great masters of black and white.

Status

On loan to UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley for Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art from the Gray Collection

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Georges Seurat

Title

Landscape

Origin

France

Date

Made 1876–1886

Medium

Black Conté crayon on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

249 × 316 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.866

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