The painting showcasing her distinctive dress style - and which she hopes will encourage children to follow their dreams "no matter what the struggle" - is by artist Dean Marsh, who found inspiration for it in the portraits of French Neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
Born to a wealthy family, Seurat attended art school at the celebrated Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1878, studying under a former student of the great French Neoclassical painter, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
Tromans points out: "The iconography of the odalisque -- the Turkish sex slave whose image is offered up to the viewer as freely as she herself supposedly was to her master -- is almost entirely French in origin." The odalisque is particularly associated with Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, in paintings such as The Turkish Bath crowded with voluptuous nudes.
The latter exhibition features nearly 100 masterpieces, ranging from rare Renaissance portraits by Jean and Francois Clouet to the stellar 19th-century works of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Delacroix to Degas, Cezanne, and Seurat.