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.