Wednesday, February 11, 2015

La Chahut - Post #2

George Seurat painted La Chahut in 1890, and it was made from oil on canvas. Seurat was the first painter to use pointillism in his work, and La Chahut is also done using this method. I chose this painting because I found it interesting that at one point of his career he dedicated his time to painting circus performances and cabaret acts from Paris. The overall look of the image has darker shading, but it seems he painted the stage to look lit up. I found the similarities of the women's and men's legs to be a bit odd, and I wonder why they were painted that way. The image seems to portray more of a working class type show, rather than an opera or ballet.

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