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August 21, Author: For the first time, this area could be reached by train and therefore became accessible for all classes. In a guidebook written inthe Ile de la Grand Jatte was described as: In La Grande Jatte, Seurat shows the nature of class distinction in this painting through the diverse ages, dress, activities of elegant men and ladies, soldiers, nannies, bourgeois and workers.
It is a mixing of social class that had just begun to take shape in the modernity of Paris.
Notice the bourgeois couple with a pet monkey, in the foreground, approaching a worker or perhaps boater in his t-shirt and cap. Will the couple strike up a conversation with the man? In most city jardins of Paris, this mixing would not be allowed during this time period.
On the other hand, there is a contrast to the uniformity of activity with a distinct disconnect of his characters who are mostly in profile. The only exception can be seen in the center of the painting: Who belongs to whom in this painting?
As they are walking towards the Seine, will they stop and talk with strangers? It is not likely that they arrived together, but will they begin to mingle in this small space and shade?
Sunday Afternoon in Jardin des Plantes A framed print of this painting which I bought at the Art Institute of Chicago has hung in my bedroom since The original colors of the massive canvas of by centimeters have faded from when Seurat first painted it as he experimented with different pigments and style pointillismbut the basic theme still fascinates me.
I have tried to imagine which character I would be in the painting: Copyright by Robyn Lowrie. May be quoted in part or full only with attribution to Robyn Lowrie www.Part Four: Essay – “Compare and Contrast” I.
Design Analysis In the painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, there are a few visual elements and design principles that stuck out to me.
In Seurat issued another painting Une dimanche a la Grande Jatte or translated “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. Seurat made twenty-seven drawings, twenty-seven panels, and three canvases relating to the final product.
Oct 18, · Owner description: Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is recreated in a sculptured evergreen garden featuring larger TripAdvisor reviews.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Cross Stitch Pattern - Georges Seurat This fine-art downloadable cross stitch design was developed from Georges Seurat’s painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, introducing the art style of Pointillism to the world.
Seurat: Drawings and Paintings reprints a selection of texts by the influential art historian Robert Herbert and represents almost half a century’s worth of writing about the French Neo-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat (). This book gives a nice introduction to Seurat and his art, with a particular emphasis on Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte.
There is a fun "see if you can find" game that I used when introducing elementary students to Seurat, and they really enjoyed the webkandii.coms: 7.