A house between trees (1883; France) by Georges Seurat

A house between trees - Georges Seurat - 1883; France

Artwork Information

TitleA house between trees
ArtistGeorges Seurat
Date1883; France
Dimensions16 x 25 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, UK

About A house between trees

The artwork “A House between Trees,” created by Georges Seurat in 1883, is a prime example of the Impressionism movement. Crafted with oil on wood, this landscape painting measures 16 by 25 centimeters. This piece is currently housed at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum located in Glasgow, UK.

The artwork portrays a rural scene, capturing a house nestled amidst verdant foliage. The house itself is modest, with a white facade that provides a stark contrast to the surrounding greens and the shadowed areas of the composition. Trees flank the house on both sides, with their trunks and dense canopies taking up substantial portions of the canvas. Seurat’s brushwork is loose and organic, with visible dabs of color that coalesce into a coherent image when viewed from a distance. The play of light and shadow is apparent, demonstrating Seurat’s skillful use of tones to depict the time of day and the tranquility of the setting. The influence of Impressionism is manifest in the focus on light and the outdoor environment, as well as the artist’s attempt to capture a fleeting moment in time.

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