Жорж-Пьер Сёра - Модель фронтально 1887

Women by the Water 1886 The Lighthouse at Honfleur 1886 Anaïs Faivre Haumonté on her deathbed 1887 Model to front 1887 Part of the studio 1887 Poseur standing, front view, study for 'Les poseuses' 1887 The Bridge at Courbevoie 1887
Жорж-Пьер Сёра - Модель фронтально 1887

Модель фронтально 1887
25x16см масло/панель
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

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These works are two of four studies for Seurat’s large canvas The models 1887–88.1 Two more studies can be seen here and here. The studies are painted on the familiar small panels the artist used to order his preliminary thoughts on elements of his large compositions.
In the two versions of a model seen from the front, the artist debates her very simple pose. In the looser, presumably earlier study, the woman’s knees and ankles are pressed together. The effect is a static, almost spinning figure, like a prehistoric figurine. In this version, she tilts her head slightly, and places her weight on the back leg, advancing the other into the viewer’s space. Immediately the pose is more dynamic.