Models  1888

by Georges Seurat

In this scene set inside the artist's studio, Seurat depicts models posing in front of [i]A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884[/i] (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...
200 x 249,9 cm
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation