Friday, November 27, 2015

Chicago Musem of Art: Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte"

In a style much different than Renoir's, Georges Seurat painted "A Sundy on La Grande Jatte" in 1884.

The scene shows people relaxing in a suburban park on an island in the Seine River.  Seurant used small, horizontal brush strokes and later added small dots, in complementary colors.   The dots appear solid from a distance.   Seurant's method was quite scientific for its time. 

Many argued that his style reflected the static posturing of the modern Parisian society.

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