Seurat’s Circus Sideshow: A Hypnotic Work
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Noise, vitality, movement, boisterousness…these are some of the things that one would expect from a circus scene. But in Georges Seurat’s painting Parade de Cirque, everything is unusually still, almost petrified. Even more strange is the way Seurat painted the work, composed of a profusion of dazzling dots.