Models (Q3234845)

Label from: English (en)

movement: pointillism (Q200034)
genre: nude (Q40446) portrait (Q134307) genre art (Q1047337)
artist: Georges Seurat (Q34013)
collection: Barnes Foundation (Q808462)
location: Barnes Foundation (Q808462)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: woman (Q467) nudity (Q10791) A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Q1044742) stocking (Q193017) standing (Q1986098) sitting (Q1144593) nude (Q40446)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Barnes Foundation ID: 6994

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information from the Barnes Foundation catalog

description: <p>In this scene set inside the artist's studio, Seurat depicts models posing in front of <em>A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884</em> (1884–86; Art Institute of Chicago), his most famous pointillist painting. Informed by scientific theories of light, color, and optics, pointillism was dismissed by many critics at the time for being too cold and methodical—a style that could never be applied to noble subjects like the nude. Here, Seurat seems to offer his response, presenting life-size bodies from multiple angles.</p>
keywords adult adult person ancient egypt art model aura back bathers carpet cherubs children children group hetaira home decor human indoor kneeling nude pants people person posing religion shirtless a group of people posing for a photo

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