painting - A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

painting - A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
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He reworked the original as well as completed numerous preliminary drawings and oil sketches. He would go and sit in painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte the park and make numerous sketches of the various figures in order to perfect their form.

In the painting century and more since the painting s completion, the zinc yellow has darkened to brown—a color degeneration that was already showing in the painting in Seurat s lifetime. The island of la Grande Jatte (pronounced grhand zhot) is in the Seine painting The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci in Paris between La Defense and the suburb of Neuilly, bisected by the Pont-de-Levallois. He believed that this form of painting, now known as pointillism, would make the colors more brilliant and powerful than standard brush strokes.

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884 (French: Un dimanche après-midi à l Île de la Grande Jatte - 1884) is one of Georges Seurat s most famous works, and is an example of pointillism. Seurat spent two years painting A Sunday Afternoon, focusing scrupulously on the landscape of the park. He concentrated on the issues of color, light, and form.

Although for many years it was an industrial site, it is today the site of a public garden and a housing development. The painting is approximately 2 by 3 meters (6 ft 10 in x 10 ft 1 in) in size. Motivated by study in optical and color theory, he contrasted miniature dots of colors that, through optical unification, form a single hue in the viewer s eye.

To make the experience of the painting even more vivid, he surrounded it with a frame of painted dots, which in turn he enclosed with a pure white, wooden frame, which is how the painting is exhibited today at the Art Institute of Chicago. In creating the picture, Seurat employed the then-new pigment zinc yellow (zinc chromate), most visibly for yellow highlights on the lawn in the painting, but also in mixtures with orange and blue pigments. In 1884, the island was a bucolic retreat far from the urban center. Bathers at Asnières, 1883-1884 Figures assises, 1884 Die Insel La Grande Jatte mit Ausflüglern, 1884 Paysage et personnages, 1884-1885 Groupe de personnages, 1884-1885 Esquisse d ensemble, 1884-1885 Femmes au bord de l eau, 1885-1886 Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, 1884-1886 .