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

About The Eiffel Tower

The artwork titled “The Eiffel Tower” is a cityscape painting by Georges Seurat, created in 1889. It is executed in oil on wood and measures 24 x 15 cm. Notable for its place within the Neo-Impressionist movement, the painting is currently housed at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, United States.

In the artwork, the Eiffel Tower dominates the composition, standing at the center against a luminescent sky. True to the Neo-Impressionist method, the painting is composed of numerous small brushstrokes that give the impression of a shimmering surface when viewed from a distance. The palette predominantly features a range of blues, with touches of warmer tones that suggest the interplay of light and structure. At the base of the Eiffel Tower, Seurat illustrates a simplified cityscape, with strokes of colors representing buildings and the horizon. The division of color and light captures a moment of tranquility within the bustling city of Paris, creating a sense of atmospheric depth and vibrancy typical of Seurat’s practice.

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