A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – 1884 by Georges Seurat

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – 1884 by Georges Seurat is considered to be one of the most important 19th century paintings. It made its debut in 1886 at the 8th annual and final Impressionist exhibition in Paris and has been on display at the Art Institute of Chicago since the 1920s. Seurat’s unusual technique and the painting’s monumental scale opened the door for a more expansive European modernism. Find out more about what makes this painting a masterpiece with James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago.