Boats, Low Tide, Grandcamp (1885) by Georges Seurat

Boats, Low Tide, Grandcamp - Seurat, Georges - 1885 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleBoats, Low Tide, Grandcamp
ArtistGeorges Seurat
Date1885
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65.5 x 81.5 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
Location Created France
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About Boats, Low Tide, Grandcamp

Georges Seurat’s “Low Tide at Grandcamp” is a Neo-Impressionist painting that depicts boats and ships during low tide in Grandcamp, Normandy. The painting showcases the shore in vivid detail, with the morning light illuminating every aspect.

This artwork was created by Seurat while on vacation in Normandy during the summer of 1885. It measures 65.5 x 81.5 cm and uses the artist’s signature Pointillist technique, which employs small dots of color to create a luminous effect on the surface.

The painting highlights Seurat’s expertise in Neo-Impressionism and Post-Impressionism movements. Unlike traditional Impressionism that aimed to capture fleeting moments, Seurat used his brushstrokes to build permanent patterns that respected form and structure. This approach made him one of the most innovative artists of his time.

Overall, “Low Tide at Grandcamp” is an exceptional work of art with intricacy in its composition and visual appeal in execution.

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