The Channel at Gravelines, Evening (1890) by Georges Seurat

The Channel at Gravelines, Evening - Georges Seurat - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleThe Channel at Gravelines, Evening
ArtistGeorges Seurat
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions25 3/4 x 32 1/4 in.
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US
Location Created France
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About The Channel at Gravelines, Evening

Georges Seurat’s artwork, “The Channel at Gravelines, Evening”, was completed in 1890 near the town of Gravelines on the northern French coast. The painting is part of a series of over 20 works depicting the coast and harbors. It is an oil on canvas that measures 25 by 32 inches and currently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

“The Channel at Gravelines, Evening” portrays a calming harbor scene located in northern France using a pointillist technique. The post-impressionist method involves using small dots to create images that blend into each other when seen from afar. Seurat carefully selected colors to provide visual harmony that gives the painting a luminous quality.

The painting has been exhibited alongside study sketches and drawings for this piece. It has also been sold at auction contributing significantly to its value as it’s considered an important contribution to Seurat’s work. The serene beauty captured by Georges Seurat’s “The Channel at Gravelines, Evening” portrays his skillful craftsmanship in oil paintings and reveals his devotion to accurately representing natural light and color with meticulous application technique – making this piece highly regarded among many art enthusiasts until today.

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