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Paintings by Georges Seurat


Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte by Georges Seurat
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte by Georges housed at The
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte by Georges housed at The

Georges Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte was painted between 1884 and 1886. The depiction of a leisurely summer afternoon in a public park frequented by the Parisian bourgeois populace employed a theory based on current optical research. This research proposed dabs of color placed in close proximity on the canvas would resonate in a luminous blend on the viewer's retina. Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte, shown at the final Impressionist exhibition, pioneered a more structured formal approach to art that came to be called Neo-Impressionism.

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