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Georges Seurat's 1886 painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a masterpiece of the Pointillist style and a remarkable testament to the French painter who died only a few years later at the age of 31. Tutored at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Seurat broke with his contemporaries and devised a new approach to color theory. Moving to La Grande Jatte for a short period, he was greatly inspired by what he felt to be an icon of an emerging modernity; a gentle riverbank where the richer residents of Paris would come for short day trips. A remarkable example of the rendering of chromatic ranges through small, sharp dots of pure color, Seurat's reproduction from life of the relaxing bathers is an product of the Impressionist movement; that quintessential pursuit in capturing the effects of light. Like the Impressionist movement of the mid-1870s, Pointillism was appropriated by the group as an inversion of a term used to mock them. First shown at the 1886 Impressionist exhibition in Paris, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is both a fragmentary and harmonious work of vision and scope.
However many critics of Seurat's day did not feel the same way. Initially mocked for being too intricate and mathematical, opinion soon came around to the agreement that A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was a meticulous vision of the present. Beginning with 28 preparatory drawings, the same number of study panels, and three complete canvases, Seurat's epic vision is a mosaic of characters in varying stages of relaxation, leisure, and distraction. Yet, unlike his earlier Bathers at Asnières, Seurat does not depict any of the factories that, by process of modernisation and industrial reproduction, were beginning to litter the suburbs of Paris. It is instead modernity that is beyond the frame – rendered as that which is being escaped from.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive withing 4-5 days from the shipping date.