Georges Seurat, 1881 - The Forest at Pontaubert - fine art print
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Artwork description as provided from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© Copyright - by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Seurat spent two months in the late summer and early fall of 1881 in Pontaubert, a village southeast of Paris once frequented by Daubigny, Corot, and other Barbizon landscape painters. His visit inspired this sous-bois or forest glade, which Seurat probably completed that winter in the studio he shared with his traveling companion and fellow artist Aman-Jean. With its concert of greens, its subtle, shimmering light effects, and its vertical pattern of tree trunks, this work anticipates the verdant settings of Seurat’s monumental Bathers at Asnières in London (1884) and A Sunday on La Grande Jatte in Chicago (1884–86).
Structured artwork data
|Piece of art title:||"The Forest at Pontaubert"|
|Categorization of the artpiece:||painting|
|General term:||modern art|
|Temporal classification:||19th century|
|Age of artwork:||around 130 years|
|Painted on:||oil on canvas|
|Artwork original dimensions:||31 1/8 x 24 5/8 in (79,1 x 62,5 cm)|
|Museum / location:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Museum location:||New York City, New York, United States of America|
|Web URL of Museum:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|License of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Gift of Raymonde Paul, in memory of her brother, C. Michael Paul, by exchange, 1985|
|Artwork creditline:||Purchase, Gift of Raymonde Paul, in memory of her brother, C. Michael Paul, by exchange, 1985|
Quick overview of the artist
|Alternative names:||סרא ז׳ורז׳, Seurat, seurat geo., Seurat Georges Pierre, geo seurat, Seurat Georges, Hsiu-la, Seurat Georges-Pierre, g. seurat, geo. seurat, Seurat George Pierre, Georges Pierre Seurat, Georges Seurat, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Sera Zhorzh|
|Professions of the artist:||drawer, painter|
|Artist classification:||modern artist|
|Styles of the artist:||Pointillism|
|Life span:||32 years|
|Year of birth:||1859|
|Born in (place):||Paris, Ile-de-France, France|
|Year of death:||1891|
|Place of death:||Paris, Ile-de-France, France|
About the product
|Product categorization:||fine art reproduction|
|Production process:||UV direct printing|
|Type of stock:||on demand production|
|Product usage:||wall picture, gallery wall|
|Aspect ratio:||1 : 1.2 (length : width)|
|Image aspect ratio meaning:||the length is 20% shorter than the width|
|Available product fabrics:||canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)|
|Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"|
|Poster print (canvas paper) options:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) variants:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Picture frame:||unframed art copy|
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We offer a range of various materials and sizes for every product. We allow yout to choose among the following variants:
- Printed poster (canvas material): The Artprinta poster print is a UV printed sheet of canvas with a slight structure on the surface, that reminds the original artwork. It is excellently used for framing your art copy in a custom-made frame. Please note, that depending on the size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin of something between 2-6cm around the painting in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
- The acrylic glass print: An print on acrylic glass, often described as a an art print on plexiglass, will turn your chosen original work of art into stunning décor. Your own replica of the work of art is manufactured with state-of-the-art UV direct print machines. The major benefit of an acrylic glass print is that contrasts and also details become more exposed with the help of the very fine tonal gradation in the print.
- The canvas print: A UV printed canvas material stretched on a wood frame. A canvas produces a typical effect of three dimensionality. The great advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang up the Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Hence, a canvas print is suitable for all types of walls in your home.
- Aluminium dibond: An Aluminium Dibond print is a material with an outstanding depth effect. The white and bright parts of the original artwork shimmer with a silk gloss but without any glare. Colors are luminous and bright in the highest definition, the details are crisp.
The product offering
This work of art was painted by the pointilist painter Georges Seurat. The over 130 year old original had the size: 31 1/8 x 24 5/8 in (79,1 x 62,5 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the European artist as the medium of the artwork. This work of art can be viewed in in the digital art collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We are happy to state that the work of art, which belongs to the public domain is provided with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Gift of Raymonde Paul, in memory of her brother, C. Michael Paul, by exchange, 1985. : Purchase, Gift of Raymonde Paul, in memory of her brother, C. Michael Paul, by exchange, 1985. What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Georges Seurat was a male painter, drawer of French nationality, whose art style can be attributed primarily to Pointillism. The European artist lived for a total of 32 years - born in the year 1859 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France and died in the year 1891 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.
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