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Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891.
e Artists : painter.
Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte.
b 207.5 x 308 cm.
Oil on canvas.
Using newly discovered optical and color theories, Seurat rendered his subject by placing tiny, precise brush strokes of different colors close to one another so that they blend at a distance. Art critics subsequently named this technique Divisionism, or Pointillism. The artist visited La Grande Jatte many times, making drawings and more than 30 oil sketches to prepare for the final work. With his precise method and technique, Seurat conceived of his painting as a reform of Impressionism. The precise contours, geometric shapes, and measured proportions and distances in Seurat
New York, NY
Style: Divisionism or Pointillism.
Period: French Pointillist.
Movement: Post Impressionism : Pointillism.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. ID=UNM
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)