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The Art of Democracy, George Seurat as a Mirror of His Age

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dc.contributor.advisor Rubin, James H en_US
dc.contributor.author Wei, Lai en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Art History and Criticism en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76771 en_US
dc.description 35 pgs en_US
dc.description.abstract The thesis discuss about the ideal of democracy in the art of George Seurat, a French Post- Impressionist artist in late 19th Century. Seurat has been commonly read as an artist of scientific method. This paper explores the definition and perception of science in Seurat's lived social historical environment. It also evaluates whether his methods are authentically scientific by examining his sources of his methods. My argument is instead of defining Seurat as scientific, democratic would be a more accurate description. Seurat's democratic attitudes are demonstrated by his selection of subject matter, his methods of production, and the influence of popular imagery on his art making. By applying a social art history methodology, this paper examines Seurat's major works of different stages along with the social historical facts in his age to propose the idea that Seurat is democratic rather than scientific. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art history en_US
dc.title The Art of Democracy, George Seurat as a Mirror of His Age en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Mather, David en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Uroskie, Andrew en_US

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