A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (3/9)

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This piece was created by French painter Georges Seurat between 1884 and 1886. While the painting might initially look like a work of Impressionism, the technique used here does not align with this movement. The piece is instead a prime example of Pointillism, a style that used colored dots instead of brushstrokes to create an image. The scene appears modest and tranquil, although some interpretations say that certain women in the painting may actually be prostitutes.

Written by Megan Pontin

Enthusiastic word-collector, avid pancake-consumer, and experienced hammock-lounger. Student at Cornell University.

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