Port-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbour: Georges Seurat

Port-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbour is an 1888 view of the port in Normandy and is painted in Georges Seurat’s signature style of pointillism. This technique entailed the application of dots of differing colours side-by-side and resulted in a more energised and vibrant painting. It seems in this picture that the painted scene and the method of painting compete in equal measure for the attention of the viewer.

This painting resides in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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