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Georges Seurat


French Pointillist Painter and cofounder the Societe des Artistes Independants

Education: Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Cause of Death - diphtheria

Painter bio Description of His Style

 Georges Seurat’s dazzling paintings demonstrate his mastery of capturing the effects of sunlight on the landscape. He created a charming scenes of serenity and harmony while stressing balance and clarity of outline. Seurat asserted "Art is harmony. Harmony is the analogy of contrary and of similar elements of tone, of color and of line, conditioned by the dominate key, and under the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations.”

His unique style of  painting is characterized by 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.


Georges Seurat Quotations

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. -- Georges Seurat

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist. -- Georges Seurat

The see poetry in what I have done. No. i apply my methods, and that is all there is to it. -- Georges Seurat


The Principal Pointillist Painters

Georges Seurat  1859-1891

Camille Pissarro  1830-1903

 Henri Cross 1834-1917

Paul Signac French, 1863-1935

Maximilien Luce 1858-1941

Charles Angrand 1854-1926

Georges Lemmen 1865-1916


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