Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Using newly discovered optical and color theories, Seurat rendered his subject by placing tiny, precise brush strokes of different colors close to one another so that they blend at a distance. Art critics subsequently named this technique Divisionism, or Pointillism. The artist visited La Grande Jatte many times, making drawings and more than 30 oil sketches to prepare for the final work. With his precise method and technique, Seurat conceived of his painting as a reform of Impressionism. The precise contours, geometric shapes, and measured proportions and distances in Seurat

Keywords

New York, NY, Paris, France, Style: Divisionism or Pointillism, Period: French Pointillist, School: Pointillist, Movement: Post Impressionism : Pointillism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Divisionism or Pointillism; Period: French Pointillist; School: Pointillist; Movement: Post Impressionism : Pointillism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

New York, NY; Paris, France

Time Period

1884

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0262

Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte

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