Thursday, September 27, 2012

"A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat

The title of this painting is "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat done in 1884. The medium used for this painting is oil on canvas. The style of painting is known as pointillism. Pointillism is a technique that incorporates miniature dots of colors that, through optical unification, form a single hue in the viewer's eye. Georges Seurat was known as the "father of pointillism." He frequently painted landscapes of parks. This painting is one of his most famous and well-known. I chose this painting because I thought it was interesting that so many little dots, could form an image that looks as if it was painted in strokes. Also, Seurat  concentrated on the issues of color, light, and form, which we spoke about in class on Tuesday. The darker colors show apparent shade of the trees, and lighter color revels a sunny part of the park.

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