Seurat and La Grande Jatte

by Robert Burleigh

Hardcover, 2004



Local notes

759.2 SEU



Harry N. Abrams (2004), 31 pages. Purchased in 2005. $18.00.


An analysis of Georges Seurat's famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, including where and when it was made, interesting details, and the techniques used to create a sense of stillness.


Original language


Physical description

31 p.; 9.38 inches


0810948117 / 9780810948112



User reviews

LibraryThing member misstribb
This book was very informative not only on the life of Georges Seurat, but also about one of his most famous paintings-La Grande Jatte. This book would be very helpful to a young art student studying Seurat or a student who is interested in pointillism. This book was also a very interesting read. I did not know much of the information in the book, and I found it to be interesting. It made me want to learn more about Seurat. Overall- a great book for art lovers.… (more)
LibraryThing member lalfonso
I loved this book, although I have questions about whether or not an elementary child will appreciate it. The sentences are not very complex, and would not intimidate the reader. My favorite part of the book is the the seek and find section. I think that children will love the challenge of finding the hidden pictures in Seurat’s work. Personally, the expressionism period of art is my favorite so seeing work by Renoir, and Monet was an added bonus. I feel that a middle school child or a high school child will better appreciate the information contained. I think that the book will have limited appeal for young children. I feel that in an elementary classroom, this book would be best utilized by an art teacher who will educate the students about Seurat and his work.… (more)
LibraryThing member SalemSmith
To be frank, I probably would not use this book in my classroom. Where it does offer a lot of information, I just don't see myself teaching with it. I would include this in a classroom library for those students who were fascinated by art and famous artists, but I don't see this being used in a lesson. I think students may like this if they are into art, and I would put this book into my 5th grade classroom if I ever acquired it. To be 100% honest, this book confused me and I honestly had no idea how to sum it up. I know this book explains his life towards the end, but I honestly would not put this in a biography section of my classroom.

If I could see myself using this book at all, I would use it in a social skills lesson about dedication. Before Georges Seurat became the famous painter he is, he would make many studies where he would paint and draw several pieces before he even started his final work. This would show students that sometimes practice, hard work, and dedication will get you what you want/where you want to be in life.
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