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The Harbour at Gravelines - Georges Seurat - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

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The Harbour at Gravelines - Georges Seurat - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism.

Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility; on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind.

Gravelines is a commune in the Nord department. It was formed in the 12th century around the mouth of a canal built to connect Saint-Omer with the sea.

The name "Gravelines" is derived from the Dutch Gravenenga, meaning Count's Canal. The new town became heavily fortified as it guarded the western borders of Spanish territory in Flanders.

Gravelines was taken by Henry le Despenser's English forces during the Norwich Crusade of 1383 and was that year destroyed on his orders as the English retreated towards Calais.


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