Welcome to La Boutique-Librairie du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal!
Vase - Georges Seurat - Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte
Vase with a reproduction of Georges Seurat's Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte (1884-86).In his largest and most famous painting, Seurat depicted a typical Sunday in a park on the banks of the Seine in the Paris suburbs. He spent two years working on this painting and made hundreds of preparatory sketches. The result became an icon of late 19th-century painting, characterized by the technique of pointillism, in which colored planes are made up of countless small dots of pure, usually complementary colors. Seurat developed this "divisionist" method on the basis of existing semi-scientific theories of colour. His work no longer reflects the search for the spontaneous light of nature like that of Monet or Renoir, but reflects a belief in a timeless art in the tradition of classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance.- Dimensions : 22 cm high
1390 Sherbrooke Street WestMontreal, QuebecH3G 1K3