Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte

Citation
Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte

Material Information

Title:
Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte
Alternate title:
A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte
Creator:
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891 ( Artists : painter )
Metropolitan Museum of Art. ID=UNM
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
New York, NY
Paris, France
Style: Divisionism or Pointillism
Period: French Pointillist
School: Pointillist
Movement: Post Impressionism : Pointillism
French
Paintings;
Genre:
Painting.
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
"Seurat's Grande Jatte is one of those rare works of art that stand alone; its transcendence is instinctively recognized by everyone. What makes this transcendence so mysterious is that the theme of the work is not some profound emotion or momentous event, but the most banal of workaday scenes: Parisians enjoying an afternoon in a local park. Yet we never seem to fathom its elusive power. Stranger still, when he painted it, Seurat was a mere 25 (with only seven more years to live), a young man with a scientific theory to prove; this is hardly the recipe for success. His theory was optical: the conviction that painting in dots, known as pointillism or divisionism, would produce a brighter color than painting in strokes.
General Note:
Inventory: 51.112.6

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-NFF0263 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.nff0263 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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"Seurat's Grande Jatte is one of those rare works of art that stand alone; its transcendence is instinctively recognized by everyone. What makes this transcendence so mysterious is that the theme of the work is not some profound emotion or momentous event, but the most banal of workaday scenes: Parisians enjoying an afternoon in a local park. Yet we never seem to fathom its elusive power. Stranger still, when he painted it, Seurat was a mere 25 (with only seven more years to live), a young man with a scientific theory to prove; this is hardly the recipe for success. His theory was optical: the conviction that painting in dots, known as pointillism or divisionism, would produce a brighter color than painting in strokes.
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New York, NY
Paris, France.
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Style: Divisionism or Pointillism.
Period: French Pointillist.
School: Pointillist.
Movement: Post Impressionism : Pointillism.
French.
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Painting.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art. ID=UNM
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t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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Left half of painting.


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