A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte Georges Seurat
The Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is both the best-known and most famous painting Georges Seurat ever imagined on a canvas. A Sunday Afternoon as a famous painting depicts people relaxing in a suburban park on an island in the Seine River called La Grande Jatte, a stylish retreat for the middle and upper class of Paris in the 19th century. This fine art was produced on a large canvas painted in 1884, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte unveils everything enchanting about Seurat’s environment – it’s fascinating and difficult, sunlit and shadowed, quiet and clamorous. When Georges Seurat painted A Sunday Afternoon, he was only 25-year-old and had only seven more years to live.
Georges Seurat was an enthusiastic man and had a scientific theory to establish his own style of fine art, something completely different for the aristocracy of the modern art world. Seurat’s approach to fine arts was a visual approach. Seurat had the confidence that fine art using dots could be produced using brilliant colors. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is one of those unique masterpieces, where a single artwork is able to stand out. A Sunday Afternoon is instinctively recognized as one of the most famous works of fine art. What makes this famous painting even more uncommon and perplexing is that the subject of the work is not one person or some intense emotion or a serious story.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was famously painted in two assemblies, the first between May 1884 and March 1885, and the second from October 1885 to May 1886. Seurat maintained that he sat in the park for hours upon hours, imagining various forms of figures in order to perfect his craft before beginning the actual composition. Seurat later added tiny dots that seem as dense and bright when seen from a great distance. Proving his fine art style, and revealing that using tiny juxtaposed points of multi-colored paint certainly can provide beauty to the artwork and allows the viewer to combine colors optically. Georges Seurat focused fundamentally on matters of color, light, and patterns.
Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was one of the stand-out works in the eighth and last Impressionist exhibition in 1884. When A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was shown at the Sociéte des Artistes Indépendents during the same year, it inspired critic Félix Fénéon to create the name Neo-Impressionism, a word that ultimately became the name of one of the greatest movements in modern art.
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