“Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” originally ridiculed, became the most famous work of Georges Seurat (1859 – 1891), defining him as an extraordinary artist and scientist. Seurat pioneered neo-Impressionism, using complex, scientifically based lines and geometry which gave his works order and unity. Innovating Pointillism, a meticulous style incorporating tiny points of pure color, “La Grande Jatte” contained over 40 figures, a detailed background, and took Seurat nearly two years to finish.
French painter Georges Seurat (1859-1891), most famous for his creation of pointillism, also left his mark on the art world as the founder of the Neo-Impressionist movement of the late 19th century. Strongly influenced by Rembrandt, he spent his life studying color theories, linear structures and subtle changes of form. A great master artist, Seurat created the technique of Pointillism which uses tiny brushstrokes of contrasting color to create a shimmering brilliance. After the Salon rejected his work, he and other artists formed the Society for Independent Artists to hold their own exhibitions.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.