How to Read Paintings: A Sunday Afternoon On La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

A vivid and telling portrait of Parisian bourgeois in the sun

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886) by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Detail of ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’ (1884–1886) by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Left: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886) by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago. Image source Wikimedia Commons. Right: Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–1881) by Auguste Renoir. Oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Detail of ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’ (1884–1886) by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Bathers in Asnières (1884–1887) by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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