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Sunday Afternoon on the Island Framed Canvas Replica Painting: Grande
By artist Georges Seurat (1859-1891), in a Private Collection
Grand ladies and fine gentlemen pepper the crisp landscape of this bucolic retreat far from the bustling center of 19th century Paris. Seurat spent two years meticulously capturing the luminescent dots of color that meld to form a single hue in one of the world's most loved examples of pointillism. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its tiny brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
- Includes picture wire and hardware for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present, check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
About The Artist
Georges Seurat (1859-1891)
Georges Seurat founded the 19th-century French school of Neo-Impressionism whose technique for portraying the play of light using tiny brushstrokes of contrasting colors became known as Pointillism. Seurat paintings were huge compositions with tiny detached strokes of pure color to small to be distinguished when looking at the entire work. Yet Seurat paintings such as his most well known Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte shimmer with brilliance.
Georges Seurat was born into a well-to-do Parisian family. After attending the cole des Beaux-Arts and Brest Military Academy Seurat returned to Paris in 1880 to seriously pursue a painting career. Seurat's first painting was rejected by the Paris Salon causing Seurat to turn away from such establishments and aligning himself with the independent community of artists in Paris. Here Seurat found camaraderie and shared his ideas about Pointillism. He began working on his masterpiece Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte in 1884. This ten-foot wide Pointillism-style painting took two years to complete.
Seurat paintings used color and scientific theory to convey harmony and emotion. Seurat theorized that the scientific application of color was like any other natural law and he was driven to prove this conjecture. He was convinved that this scientific knowledge of optics and colors would revolutionize the language of art a language Seurat called Chromoluminarism. In essence Suerat believed that balanced colors and horizontal lines conveyed calm while dark colors and vertical lines gave off sad and angry emotions. His ideas on the relationship between art and science as well as the introduction and mastering of Pointillism secured Seur.
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Weights & Dimensions
- Grande: 48.5"Wx35"H framed (41"Wx27.5"H image size, 4"W frame), 11 lbs.