GEORGES SEURAT. A SUNDAY ON THE ISLAND OF LA GRANDE JATTE.
WALLPAPER PHOTOMOSAIC by RAMÓN CAMPOS
This masterpiece belongs to the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago. The photomosaic has been composed entirely with fragments selected from other artworks belonging to the aforementioned collection. The original dimensions of this wallpaper photomosaic is 16,620 x 11,080 pixels allow high-resolution reproductions up to 200 x 135 cm. Of course, it can be faithfully reproduced in smaller sizes.
ABOUT ORIGINAL «A SUNDAY ON THE ISLAND OF LA GRANDE JATTE» ARTWORK BY SEURAT.
In his best-known and largest painting, Georges Seurat depicted people from different social classes strolling and relaxing in a park just west of Paris on La Grande Jatte, an island in the Seine River. Although he took his subject from modern life, Seurat sought to evoke the sense of timelessness associated with ancient art, especially Egyptian and Greek sculpture. He once wrote, “I want to make modern people, in their essential traits, move about as they do on those friezes, and place them on canvases organized by harmonies of color.”
Seurat painted A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 using pointillism, a highly systematic and scientific technique based on the hypothesis that closely positioned points of pure color mix together in the viewer’s eye. He began work on the canvas in 1884 (and included this date in the title) with a layer of small, horizontal brushstrokes in complementary colors. He next added a series of dots that coalesce into solid and luminous forms when seen from a distance. Sometime before 1889 Seurat added a border of blue, orange, and red dots that provide a visual transition between the painting’s interior and the specially designed white frame. [The Art Institute of Chicago]