Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Bec du Hoc Grandcamp by Georges Seurat: Post #2

I chose this painting because of its small brushstrokes and its ability to form a larger piece by not using swaths of color, it is instead composed of smaller individual complimentary colors strategically placed to make this work impressive as a whole. Georges Seurat painted this oil on canvas in 1885 after vacationing in Normandy, France and while he was in his studio. With the border he created it almost looks like a colored photograph because it is framed in an artist fabricated window, it reminds me of Seurat's other painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. When viewed up close the painting is not impressive but when viewed from afar the audience can see its magnitude. I particularly like the impression of the sun glistening of the water in the background by painting lightly.

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