Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte -1884 by Georges Seurat. Postcard

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Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte -1884 by Georges Seurat. Postcard

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte painted in 1884, is Georges Seurat's most famous work. It is a leading example of pointillist technique, executed on a large canvas.

Seurat's composition includes a number of Parisians at a park on the banks of the River Seine.

Scholars see the painting of "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” as a contrast to Seurat's earlier project titled "Bathers at Asnieres” with the latter being doused in more light. The painting is believed to depict the social hypocrisy of the city as the park was used for prostitution at the time.