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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a fine example of Georges Seurat’s pointillism. Painting took him two years to complete and during the first year he didn’t included the pointillism in the art work. He made the painting on the island of La Grande Jatte near Paris. Pointillism The painting is depicted in the style of pointillism which was called divisionism at the time of the execution. It is an assemblage of small dots and very small brush-strokes to create a full picture. If looked from a certain distant it creates a perfect picture. Though, at a closer look it seems to be just the collection colorful dots. Even the faces which seems to be having nose, eyes and lips […]

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There are total of five version of the painting. A series, in which this painting is one of the last two versions, became the most expensive painting ever as the State of Qatar bought it from a private auction. The price is said to be $ 259 million at the time and broke the previous record of $ 140 million held by Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, 1948 sold in 2006. This amazing monetary value surely has some other factors apart from its artistic distinctness. Reason could vary from personal interest or investment strategies. But, on the artistic side, the composition of the painting has become legendary. People are copying it in their paintings and also have followed the whole oeuvre of Paul Cezanne for further […]

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An inspiration for many, this painting has become Van Gogh’s most famous art work of all time as it has appeared in many TV shows and a movie. Van Gogh painted it while being in a room of Saint Remy’s. Nevertheless, as many people believe that it is literal depiction of the outer view from the windows of the room, the truth is Van Gogh did many displacement and add-ons to the scene to make it more perfect. The village and the blue sky are true to the real nature and there is no mention about any changes (as he did change the location of a constellation in his previous painting Starry Night over the Rhone). But the cypress is totally added and the mountain […]

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