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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat - Reproduction Oil Painting
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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Georges Seurat

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