A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte Analysis

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Georges Seurat painted “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” in 1884/86. It was painted with oil paint on a canvas with the dimensions 81 ¾ x 121 ¼ in. It was made in the Impressionism movement and now resides in New York, NY at the Museum of Modern Art. The technique used to paint this is called pointillism. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed this technique in 1886.

“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” is depicting people enjoying a Sunday at a grassy park setting. The painting has summer written all over it. It is warm and colorful. The grass is very luscious and green.
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There is a man relaxing and laying on the ground smoking a pipe with a red cut off shirt and a blue hat. Next to him is a man in a suit and a top hat sitting up. And between them and behind a little is a woman in a navy blue dress with a nice sun hat. The people in this painting all seem to be different in many ways. The clothing is the most obvious. Their clothes show the class difference amongst the people. There are people in suits and others in jeans. It's good to see people of all classes mixed together in one painting. There are plenty of animals too there is a solid black Great Dane type dog. Toward the middle of the piece is a woman with a red blouse and a pink skirt holding an umbrella and holding a little girl’s hand. They seem to be mother and daughter. The little girl is in a white hat and dress. To the left and slightly behind them are two people sitting beside a tree both are women, one with an umbrella. Behind them are more people laying and a man looking to the right with a telescope. The man could possibly be trying to look at the people on the boats. There's a lovely couple with the man standing and the woman kissing his cheek. Everyone must be having a good time. The amount of color and slight and subtle detail put into the painting really gives it life and movement. There are two cute animals, a dog, maybe a beagle, and a cat. Next to them, a woman in a dark navy blue dress with a hat and an umbrella resting open on her shoulder. By her there's possibly a mother and daughter or sisters sitting together. The younger one is so content with her beautiful flowers while the other and older one admires the busy pond. Running around the trees is a girl in an orange dress, her youth shows intensely with her swift playful

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