Georges Seurat - Young Woman Powdering Herself 1890

Young Woman Powdering Herself 1890
Young Woman Powdering Herself
1890 95x79cm oil/canvas
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

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From Courtauld Institute of Art, London:
This painting is a striking demonstration of Seurat’s pointillist technique. The modulation of light and shadow on the wall is achieved with the use of small dots of pure colour juxtaposed in varying concentrations and intensity. The young model depicted by Seurat was his mistress, Madeleine Knobloch, who bore him two sons. This painting thus takes on a very personal meaning.
(Permanent collection label)