This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Brief Look At Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon On The Grang Jatte" And "Young Woman Powdering Herself."

557 words - 2 pages

Much like the tiny dots of color that make up one of Georges Seurat's stunning successes, there are too, the influences of a variety of past masters inspiring these works that when viewed from further back, create a complete picture. Issues of impending modernity, industrialization and the segmentation of social class between worker and upper class inundated Seurat's Parisian world of the late nineteenth century. Freed from the financial constraints of a working class artist, in his canvasses Seurat thoroughly explored these issues in his unprecedented and unique painting style. Through a groundbreaking scientific use of color, carefully organized composition and an innovative brushstroke technique, Seurat's works incorporate the ideologies of the past in his exciting, highly original works of art.In "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte", Seurat evokes the ideals of several different past movements. At the first glance of the bright dance of light filtering through trees and bouncing off water, this scene seems to belong to the impressionist movement. Although with its use of bright color to illuminate the relaxation of the warm day's leisure time there remains something amiss; mechanical division of the composition and the stiff positions of the figures seem to mirror those of classicism's strict rules. Adhering to Viruvius's golden ratio, the figures are lined up, forming patterns in the repetition of female figure, parasol and profiles of hats. In this processional order individuals are transformed into anonymous figures, making a statement of the loss of individualism found among those adhering to the strict social requirements of the upper class. It is through his coolly classical representation of what should be a scene of...

Find Another Essay On A brief look at Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Grang Jatte" and "Young Woman Powdering Herself."

Taking a Brief Look at Human Trafficking

2058 words - 9 pages actually feel they are helping out, and make it their job for their everyday living. Every year the “Human Trafficking industry” makes a profit of about 32 billion dollars worldwide. 15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries, and 9.7 billion is made in Asia. Each Forced Laborer generates on average 13,000 dollars per year. This number comes up to be as much as 67,200 per victim every year that deals with women and young girls. When it

A Brief Look at Sir Thomas Wyatt

1232 words - 5 pages Kent. In October he was sent to meet Charles V’s ambassadors upon their arrival at Falmouth. Wyatt contracted a fever and died at Sherborne, Dorset, on October 11, 1542. Sir Thomas Wyatt was a great poet in his day the two poems that I like that he wrote are Is It Possible and I Find No Peace. The poem Is It Possible is asking is it possible for the way that things happen or change, for example how things change from good too bad or bad to good so

A Brief look at Managerial Accounting

3430 words - 14 pages example, the paint used to paint corn stoves on the assembly line at Nesco Inc. is a direct cost for the assembly line. Now if you did not guess it, a non-traceable cost to a particular department is an indirect cost. For Example, at Nesco the maintenance tool room supplies benefits every department and therefore is an indirect cost. Now cost can qualify under both direct and indirect cost. For example, depending on which department you have

A Brief Look at Late Tsarist Russia

1101 words - 5 pages emancipation, the peasants were burdened with some redemption payments so they could own land, and in addition, their overcrowding in industries led to overpopulation in the cities. To add to these, the conditions at work worsened as is the case with any densely-populated economy, and tensions rose around Russia. It is therefore sufficient to justify that the 1905 Russian revolution was powered by the emancipation in a large way, particularly

A Look At Young Goodman Brown

1004 words - 5 pages is affected by the experiences he goes through. At the beginning, Goodman is a good young man with faith in everyone's "pure intentions." He innocently believes in the good in everyone, but towards the end of the story, he's view on the world changes. He ends up having a dark perspective and finds himself unable to trust those around him. Young Goodman Brown was a sweet, innocent individual who lived his life carefree. He believed everyone was

A Brief Look at the Life and Times of William Shakespeare

2689 words - 11 pages and poems and is considered to be one of the most renowned writers of all time. Shakespeare’s influence has spread throughout generations and his works have been some of the most well known and well loved. Whether we have read his plays or not, his works are so prevalent that we are familiar with them. A Brief Look at the Life and Times of William Shakespeare “To be or not to be?, that is the question.” Many people may

"The Two:" A Look at the Woman-to-Woman Bond and Its Effect on Traditional Gender Roles. Written about "The Two," a chapter from Gloria Naylor's "The Women of Brewster Place"

981 words - 4 pages who loved me more and did more for me than any man ever did'" (2551). It's this lack of the woman-to-woman bond that induces Sophie's bitter hatred of the two, possibly believing that if she must suffer with a man then so should they.Joining Sophie in the hostile protest against the two is C. C. Baker, a cocky, uneducated personification of hyper-masculinity. He focuses his resentment on Lorraine, possibly because she is the closer idea of

A brief look at Islam as a religion and what it is all about

1972 words - 8 pages worship of one true God, Allah. From that time Mecca became the center of Islamic Arabia.In the next two years, most of Arabia accepted Mohammad as their prophet and nominally became Muslim. On June, 8th 632, at the age of 65, Mohammad died leaving a great religion behind him. After the death of Prophet, system of caliphate period for Muslims began. Caliphate comes from the word caliph which means the successor of the Prophet. First caliph was

By Jove: A Brief Look at Polytheistic Divine Command Theory

2036 words - 9 pages command it), the question must also be asked: how reliable is one individual’s interpretation, and who are they to claim to receive and interpret the orders from on high? There are two problems here: one, can an individual legitimately claim to interpret divine commands that only they receive, and two, what happens when one interpretation differs significantly from another? Let us deal with them each, one at a time. What, then, is there to prevent

What are happiness and success? A brief look at the definitions and relationship between happiness and success. Also goes into the factors of each

668 words - 3 pages . That's just our nature as humans. We sin because we will have the positive benefit of temporary pleasure. We go on a missionary journey because we will get the pleasure of helping others, and the satisfaction that we are using our lives for God. Success is different to many people, but happiness is simply the good feeling that we all hope, and try, to find.To me, the definition of success is having a goal and achieving it. Many people only

Description of several major characters in Norse (Scandanavian) Mythology, including Woden and Thor, and a brief look at the Ragnarok (end of the world)

1322 words - 5 pages among their followers (Turville-Petre 84).Baldr, the son of Odinn and Frigg, was the wisest, most gentle, and most innocent god, as well as a favorite among other gods. Baldr has dreams or visions that imply his death, so the gods, especially his mother Frigg, take out oaths on practically all objects that could kill him. They fail to take an oath on mistletoe because they think it is too young. Loki sees the gods entertaining themselves by shooting

Similar Essays

A Sunday Afternoon On The Island La Grande Jatte Created By Georges Pierre Seurat

1132 words - 5 pages A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte by Georges Pierre- Seurat A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte created by Georges Pierre-Seurat is a frozen in action painting of a normal day of the wealthy Parisian life along the river Seine in Paris, France. Seurat designed this art piece in 1886 to show the wealthy Parisian life styles in a public park. Georges and his artwork were not well known until after he passed away

The Form, Content, And Function Of Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday On La Grande Jatte”

791 words - 4 pages to have a visual difference between the inside of the painting and the white frame that was specifically made for his painting. Georges Seurat was only 26 when he displayed this painting at the Impressionist exhibition in 1886. Money and Renoir felt much challenged by Seurat’s talent. The scale of the painting was grand. The technique and composition were spectacular and unique. “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” set a new standard in both

A Brief Look At The History Of English

2007 words - 9 pages later. By that time Latin, Old Norse (the language of the Viking invaders), and especially the Anglo-Norman French of the dominant class after the Norman Conquest in 1066 had begun to have a substantial impact on the lexicon, and the well-developed inflectional system that typifies the grammar of Old English had begun to break down. The following brief sample of Old English prose illustrates several of the significant ways in which change has so

A Brief Look At Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act

2042 words - 8 pages must provide health insurance for those employees. If not, they can face fines up to $3000.00. A full-time employee is one that works at least 30 hours a week. The insurance cannot cost the employee more than 9.5% of their income, and must cover at least 60% of their medical expenses. These rules are known as the "corporate mandate". It was supposed to take effect at the beginning of 2014, but has now been delayed until 2015 so that businesses can