Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

I chose the painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.  It is one of the most famous paintings done by Gorges Seurat.  The painting was started in 1884 and completed in 1886.  The medium is oil on canvas and the size of the canvas is 81 ¾ inches by 121 ¼ inches.  It is located at the Art Institute of Chicago.  The painting was done using a technique called pointillism.  I really like this painting because it was done in a style completely new for its time period.  I also appreciate the amount of time it took to complete a painting of this size with only small dots.  I think he does a good job at portraying perspective as well.

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