View of Le Crotoy (1889) by Georges Seurat

View of Le Crotoy - Georges Seurat - 1889

Artwork Information

TitleView of Le Crotoy
ArtistGeorges Seurat
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions27 3/4 x 34 in.
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate collection
Location Created France

About View of Le Crotoy

Georges Seurat is regarded as the pioneer of the Pointillism art movement, also known as Divisionism. His View Of Le Crotoy is one of his most well-known artworks, created in 1889 using Pointillism style. The painting features views of the French coast, with a focus on the town of Le Crotoy located in northern France.

View Of Le Crotoy depicts the picturesque coastline and boats maneuvering through calm waters. The painting showcases an impressive array of dots that blend into each other to form an overall effect. Seurat meticulously painted each dot to create a perfect composition that can only be fully appreciated up close.

The artwork shares a similar name with another popular work, “View of Le Crotoy from Upstream“.

Seurat created many paintings using this unique method, with View Of Le Crotoy being one of the more scenic works that can transport viewers mentally away from their surroundings and appreciate natural beauty.

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