Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte (1884-86) has been adapted to the surface of a ceramic vase in which one can display a beautiful small flower bouquet. The vase is an oval shape with details on all sides. We see the French bourgeoisie enjoying leisure time on a Sunday at along the Seine River outside of Paris. It celebrates the new leisure time that some people began to enjoy.
A Sunday afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte (1884-86): In his largest, most famous painting Seurat depicted a typical Sunday in a park on the banks of the Seine in a Parisian suburb. He spent two years working on this canvas and drew hundreds of preparatory sketches. The result became an icon of the late 19th century painting characterized by the technique of Pointillism, whereby colored planes consist of countless, tiny dots of pure, generally complementary colors. Seurat developed this divisionist method on the basis of existing, semi-scientific color theories. His work no longer reflects the search for the spontaneous light of nature such as that of Monet or Renoir, but is a testament to the belief in timeless art in the tradition of Classical Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance.
- Art vase is made from kiln-fired ceramic, color and gloss finish. (PN SDA33)
- Shape is oval.
- Measures 8.6 in H x 4.75 in W x 2.4 in D. Weight 1.6 lbs.
This vase is part of an art vase collection called Silhouette d'Art. It is crafted from fine ceramic and decorated with a famous masterpiece painting. Vases are a cooperative effort between two European fine art manufacturers -- Parastone, a Dutch Art Company, and John Beswick, a British ceramic company. The famous art masterpieces are selected for their visual beauty and then applied to a special shaped vase design with a cut edge to enhance a design element from the painting.