Georges Seurat prints offer the finest pointilist paintings from this skilled 19th century French painter. Seurat was responsible for Neo-impressionism which helped to shape the development of western modern art, and as such his career was very influential. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Bathers at Asnieres remain Seurat's finest paintings to date and are extremely popular as art print reproductions for those looking to buy stylish contemporary art for their own homes. Below you can find Seurat's finest paintings which are available to buy as high quality fine art prints from the links provided. You can find Seurat paintings at Seuratpaintings.org.
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Print by Seurat
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a classic oil painting by Georges Seurat which took the artist two years of study and amendment to create this masterpiece which now hangs in the The Art Institute of Chicago at an impressive 207.6 cm × 308 cm (81.7 in × 121.25 in). This huge work required many oil sketches and drawings for study which together brought about the final work completed in 1886. The original French name of this painting is Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte.
Georges Seurat was an artist who became intensely interested by light and colour from a scientific point of view and felt the study of this would expand his art into new directions. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte showed a obsessive desire to match even and every subject within it accurately with colour and light carefully considered for each and every part of this detailed work. Pointilism was a technique which seemed to require such a thorough attention to detail.
The study pieces for this painting are well researched themselves and many stand proudly in prominent art galleries around the world in their own right. Famous study paintings for the Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte include Study for La Grand Jatte, Figures assises, Paysage et personnages, Groupe de personnages, Esquisse d'ensemble Femmes au bord de l'eau.
Bathers at Asnieres Print by Georges Seurat
Bathers at Asnieres is Seurat's other most famous painting and another popular choice for those looking to buy Seurat print reproductions for their own homes. Bathers at Asnieres features a similar backdrop to Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte with the same lapping blue river and calming shore. The difference lies in the subjects chosen to line this tranquil French spot which was enough to give quite different finished results in the two paintings. Both required several pieces of study work for the artist and a large amount of time both at the scene and also in the studio afterwards where the artist would develop his findings and techniques to ensure the final paintings were as he imagined in his mind.
For those interested in learning more about Seurat's career and buying Seurat prints online, there is also a gallery of Seurat paintings in the Oil Painting Shop. They feature Seurat paintings available to buy online as prints from the Art.com store, which comes highly recommended by their thousands of happy customers. Seurat prints are available as framed or unframed art prints, stretched canvases and posters. Handmade reproductions of Seurat's original paintings are normally too expensive because of the intricate pointilist style used by Seurat.
River Landscape with a Boat Print by Seurat
River Landscape with a Boat offers another Seurat painting from the shore of a French river, but offers a slightly different viewpoint from many of the others, allowing darker shadows underneath the trees as well as slightly different objects taking up the detail of the work.
The finest elements of the painting include it's contrast between the dark and light of the foreground and background as well as the alternative type of boat that the artist has gone for here rather than his more frequent sailboats, as seen in other Seurat landscape paintings seen below. There is also extra colour used in the city that lines the background than in some of the other paintings included in this Seuratprints.com homepage.
Banks of Seine at Grande Jatte Print by Georges Seurat
Banks of Seine at Grande Jatte is similar to Morning Stroll, as shown below, in that it features a riverside setting. This painting again includes sailboats whilst adding a rower for added calmness around the painting. The overhanging tree is also carefully selected to add to the painting as well as offering opportunities for the artist to experiment with light tones beneath it's branches. The branches continue to offer further shadowed tones across the rest of the bank.
Seurat continues with his much loved tones of greens and blues within his pointilist style, even using them for the blurred cityscape which is roughly outlined across the background of this painting, including a church as the centerpiece. Seurat tended to go for simpler landscape with few people involved, except for his two landmark paintings of Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Bathers at Asnieres where the artist spent considerably more time in preparation than on Banks of Seine at Grande Jatte in order to accurately capture a far fuller set of people right across those paintings.
Sunday Afternoon Print by Seurat
Sunday Afternoon, full title Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, actually took Seurat two years to complete and now stands on show in London, UK for those looking to see the original with their own eyes. The artist produced many different study pieces which are also well documented as preparation for the final classic work which has become so well known as the spearhead of pointilism and the artist's own career.
When you study the Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte it is very easy to see why it took Seurat so long to complete a version that he was pleased with, because of the complexity of the subjects in the painting and the painting technique he used which was very time consuming.
Morning Stroll Print by Seurat
Morning Stroll is another Seurat painting covering landscape views, but differs from the norm in that Seurat's brushstrokes were much thicker and seemed more impressionist than pointilist when compared to other works such as Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
The popularity of Morning Stroll is in how the lady wondering along the side of the bank gives off a truly calming experience as well as featuring the artist's preferred selection of complementary natural blues, greens alongside lighter tones.
Harbour at Port-En-Bessin at High Tide Print by Georges Seurat
Harbour at Port-En-Bessin at High Tide is a stylish seascape offering Seurat's typical selection of sailboats alongside calm seas and the attractive French shore. This painting specifically combines foreground and background elements to give a good feeling of perspective. It again shows off the pointilist techniques of Georges Seurat.
In all, Seurat's career was dominated by landscapes like those above and the artist would commonly include some form of natural sea within it either as a seashore or river. Seurat found sailboats would match his style well as they offered a calming look in comparison to other boats which were around at that time of the mid to late 19th century.
Beach at Bas Butin Honfleur Print by Georges Seurat
Beach at Bas Butin Honfleur is a charming Seurat seascape set against the French shoreline with sailboats passing by. The pointilist painting technique of Seurat seems absolutely appropriate for a painting covering this subject, with the blues, greens and beach colours fitting together beautifully. Seurat chose landscape painting above all else and offered his own unique take on it through the innovative style which he used that later became part of the neo-impressionist group of painters.
See below for a fuller list of the oil paintings produced by Georges Seurat over the course of his distinguished career:
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Besides Georges Seurat there are also many other great artists worth discovering, from all sorts of different art movements and periods. See below for a selection of some of the other fine artists to have influenced western art at various points since the early Renaissance.
Claude Monet is famous all over the world with Monet himself now established as one of the most respected and influential artists of all time. The popularity of impressionism and Monet's connection to it's inception means his role in the development towards modern art was critical and the qualities in his paintings make them highly popular as art print reproductions for those looking to add his colour and imagination to their homes. You can buy claude Monet prints here.
Jack Vettriano has become a true artistic icon in the UK thanks to great artistic achievements over the past 25 years, rising from a young intrigued Scottish artist to become well known around the world, particularly in his native Britain and across the pond in the US. His growing popularity has led to major exhibitions and interest whenever his paintings come up for sale. There are Jack Vettriano prints on show here.
Joan Miro stuck consistently to an abstract style throughout his career and remains one of the best known Spanish painters of any era or art movement. Joan Miro's style has been used within recent advertisements in Spain and his reputation continues to grow thanks to the contemporary style of his work. Check out Joan Miro prints in this specialist website.
Rembrandt was one of the best from the Dutch Golden Age, which is a famous period of Dutch art involving traditional Baroque paintings. Rembrandt remains one of the most important Dutch artist of all time, as well as the most influential from the 17th century. Classic Rembrandt prints and paintings are available from this website.
JMW Turner was the spearhead of the influential art movement of Romanticism which inspired the French impressionists that followed shortly after. Turner's finest oil paintings are available to buy as Turner prints here.
Gustav Klimt was an inspirational Austrian painter who loved the use of Gold leaf paint within his art and produced classics like The Kiss and The Tree of Life. Many contemporary Klimt prints are for sale from this Gustav Klimt website.
Pablo Picasso is also amongst the most studied artist with his paintings categorised into several key periods of his career, such as the Blue Period, the Rose Period, and times of Cubism, Surrealism and also African-inspired spells. You can buy Pablo Picasso prints and reproductions from this Pablo Picasso website.
Henri Matisse is a major contemporary artist who stands alongside the likes of Cubism expert Pablo Picasso, Dutch Abstract artist Piet Mondrian as well as abstract expressionists like Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Wassily Kandinsky was an earlier abstract expressionist who also produced some landscape paintings early in his career. Henri Matisse paintings and Matisse prints are covered in full through this specialist art website.
Marc Chagall is considered one of the best exponents of colour of any artist ever and his dreamy style of paintings has proven supremely popular in recent years. Chagall prints are similarly popular to the other artists featured here and you can buy them from this website.
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