End of the Jetty, Honfleur (1886) by Georges Seurat

End of the Jetty, Honfleur - Seurat, Georges - 1886 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleEnd of the Jetty, Honfleur
ArtistGeorges Seurat
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions45.7 x 55.2 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Location Created France
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About End of the Jetty, Honfleur

Georges Seurat’s End Of The Jetty, Honfleur is an oil painting on canvas that measures 45.7 x 55.2 cm. The artwork is housed in the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands and was painted in 1886. The painting features a scene of the end of a jetty in Honfleur, France.

Seurat was a leader in the neo-impressionist movement and made several works with Pointillism technique emphasizing small dots or points applied to form an image. End Of The Jetty embodies this style which uses small dots of color that are eventually blended by the viewer’s eye into an image.

The use of optics and color theory heavily influenced Seurat’s approach to painting landscapes like those found along Normandy’s coast where he spent his summers capturing seaside scenes. As seen in End Of The Jetty, Honfleur, Seurat effectively applies these theories to create depth within his work, enhance the colors used and capture the ambience of his subject matter.

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