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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884

Georges Seurat

In his best-known and largest painting, the artist depicted people relaxing in a suburban park on an island in the Seine River. The artist worked on the painting in several phases, with a layer of small horizontal brushstrokes of complementary colors. He later added small dots, also in complementary colors, that appear as solid and luminous forms when seen from a distance.

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The Art Institute of Chicago
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