Loading

Nurse with a Child's Carriage

Georges Seurat1882/1884

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

The velvety surface, lustrous black, and rich palette of grays in this drawing are typical of Seurat's art. He achieved such effects with a Conté crayon—a medium greasier than pencil or charcoal and allowing for greater variations of value— applied on heavy-textured paper. Also characteristic of Seurat is the reduction of the scene to simple geometric patterns, a process of distillation for which his work is often considered a precursor to twentieth-century abstract art.

Show lessRead more

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile