The Eiffel Tower (1889) by Georges Seurat

The Eiffel Tower - Georges Seurat - 1889

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TitleThe Eiffel Tower
ArtistGeorges Seurat
MediumOil on Wood
Dimensions24 x 15 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationFine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US
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About The Eiffel Tower

Georges Seurat’s ‘The Eiffel Tower’ is a masterpiece that was crafted in 1889 using the pointillism style. The painting is an oil on wood panel and exemplifies Seurat’s French Post-Impressionist style of art. The artist created a stunning impression of the iconic Eiffel Tower using small, precise dots and paint strokes, which give it an intricate appearance.

Seurat developed the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism which can be seen in all his work. Interestingly, even though the artwork is only 9.5 x 6 inches in size, it is considered one of Seurat’s most outstanding pieces due to its attention to detail.

Seurat was one of the most important Post-Impressionist painters with a large body of work consisting of seven monumental paintings, hundreds of drawings and sketches together with around 40 smaller-scale paintings and sketches. The Eiffel Tower has served as a source of inspiration for many artists over time; however, Seurat’s introduction to contemporary representations remains unmatched.

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