A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Seurat

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Mark Cartwright
by Art Institute of Chicago
published on 18 May 2022

An 1884-6 oil on canvas, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, by Georges Seurat (1859-1891), the French pointillist painter. The Grande Jatte is a narrow island in the Seine near Paris, then a popular destination for day-trippers. This very large canvas was the first to be recognised as part of a new style that replaced impressionism, a style that became known as neo-impressionism. Seurat's particular method involved scientifically applying small dots of paint based on charts of complementary colours and theories about light. The formal rigidity of the scene was the most striking new feature of this new method. (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)

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