Leading light of neo-impressionism and father of pointillism, George Seurat is being honoured by the MoMA (New York) until 7 January 2008 with an original exhibition entirely dedicated to his drawings. The exhibition strikingly reveals the technique Seurat used for producing black and white drawings on paper with an exceptional degree of luminosity. Indeed, it was one such drawing Portrait d'Aman-Jean
that got the artist his first and only appearance at the Salon officiel in 1883. The following year, his painting entitled Une Baignade, Asnières
was refused by the Salon!