French Pointillist, Neo-Impressionist, Painter
Education - Ecoles Académiques de Dessin et d’Architecture in Lille and later at the Ecole des Beaux Art, Paris, France
Mediums - oil on canvas, pastel, drawing, bronze
Cause of Death - Old Age
The Pointillist Art Movement
In the early 1880s, in the wake of impressionism, French painter Georges Pierre Seurat pioneered a methodical and scientific technique known as pointillism or divisionism. Seurat juxtaposed small dots of pure color together to maximize luminosity. The dots appeared to intermingle and blend in the spectator's eye.Distinguished art critic and historian, Mardsen Hartley observed "The artist remains the artist precisely in so far as he rejects the simplifying and reducing process of the average man who at an early age pu ts Life away into some snug conception of his mind and race. This one turns the key. He has released his will and love from the vast Ceremonial of wonder, from the deep Poem of Being, into some particular detail of life wherein he hopes to achieve comfort or at least shun pain. Not so, the artist. In the moment when he elects to avoid by whatever[xii] makeshift the raw agony of life, he ceases to be fit to create. He must face experience forever freshly: reduce life each day anew to chaos and remould it into order. He must be always a willing virgin, given up to life and so enlacing it. Thus only may he retain and record that pure surprise whose earliest voicing is the first cry of the infant.
The Principal Pointillist Painters
Georges Seurat 1859-1891
Theo Van Rysselberghe 1862 – 1926
Camille Pissarro 1830-1903
Paul Signac French, 1863-1935
Maximilien Luce 1858-1941
Charles Angrand 1854-1926
Georges Lemmen 1865-1916
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