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

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
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
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
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
Bathers in Asnières (1884–1887) by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London. Image source Wikimedia Commons
How to Read Paintings by Christoper P Jones
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