The pointillism of it all

“They see poetry in what I have done. No, I just apply a method…”

Georges Seurat

It is not common for a painting to depict another work from the artist. We have spoken about this before, when I compared the interior paintings of Matisse and Whiteley, with their respective red and blue themes. This a work by the French impressionist painter Georges Seurat. Seurat used a dot technique referred to as pointillism. This painting is entitled Models and dates from 1887. In the background can be seen an image of Seurat’s most famous work Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Legrande, Jatte, painted 3 years earlier. Models formed part of the art collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. His estate is disposing of most of his art and this little seen Seurat work will be auctioned in New York during the first week of December. There is excitement and expectation that a new world record price for a French Impressionist will be achieved. #makethefirstbid #letsmakelemonade

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