Utopia: Orange, Green and Purple

Synopsis
Discusses Georges Seurat’s ‘A Sunday on La Grande Fayette 1884’ (1886) in terms of the painting itself, the painter, and a palette of colour: pigment, composition and light effects. The painting caused a scandal when exhitited in 1886 - the landscape is treated in the classical manner but the characters are alienated from each other. A multitude of small dots create an astonishing light. Seurat worked his palette according to an elaborate theory of colour, and the many facets of this technique have influenced later generations.
Series
Palettes, Series
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Video
Year of production
1989
Notes
Combined on one DVD with 2 other 30-minute programmes from the Palettes series on Toulouse Lautrec and Vuillard, entitled AFTER IMPRESSIONISM

Series reviewed by Don Harker in ‘Times Higher Education Supplement’ (3 Apr 1996), p21.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
France; painters; paintings; paintings - impressionist paintings; Seurat, Georges (1859-1891)

Credits

Director
Alain Jaubert
Cast
Anthony Jackson 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2012

Sponsor

Name

Centre National de la Cinématographie

Name

CNRS Audiovisuel

Phone
45 07 56 86
Fax
45 07 69 00
Address
92195 Meudon Cedex
FRANCE
Name

Delta Image

Name

Espace Vidéo Européen

Name

France

Name

Réunion des Musées nationaux

Name

Sept Vidéo, La

Address
France

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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