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Fiona James: A closer look at Seurat’s ‘Sunday afternoon on the island of The Grande Jatte’
Educational / Reading Event
A Closer look …… with Fiona James
The latest in our series of talks, the idea being to encourage a more questioning approach to an artist or a work of art, even if the artist is quite familiar.
A Closer Look at …. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of The Grande Jatte 1884 – 1886 by Georges Seurat.
Seurat was an artist who was working in Paris in the period known as La Belle Époque. Like The Impressionists, Seurat wanted to paint contemporary life but he didn’t use Impressionist techniques. Why did he think Impressionism was no longer appropriate and why did he develop a new painting technique, (known variously as Pointillism, Neo-Impressione or Divisionism) to paint this monumental painting of Parisian figures at leisure on an island in The Seine?
It took Seurat nearly 2 years to complete and features over 40 figures. Who are these types and why do they appear to be socially distancing?
Performing Arts Centre
Our vision is for The Goods Shed to become a regional centre of artistic excellence in the Cotswolds. The Shed provides arts and entertainment in an iconic building that doubles as a community hub.
We have a wide range of events happening every week including theatre, live music of all genres, cinema, dance and children's entertainment as well as a variety of art exhibitions throughout the year.
Alongside the main hall we have the Whistle Stop Cafe offering a wide range of tasty refreshments to take away
Both the Hall and the Cafe are open Wednesday through Sundays 10am to 4pm
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