Georges Seurat

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Georges Seurat

Seurat is best know for his use of pointillism. Pointillism is the use of colored dots to create a cohesive look of a different color from a distance. For instance he uses dark blues and greens with orange and red to create shadows. Seurat’s famous painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte 1886, was started in 1884, he originally had it done in 1885 but he went back in to add more detail. Seurat’s scientific approach to color lead to the revitalization of the impressionistic style of art. Impressionism was starting to hit a slow pace and loose its interest when Seurat brought it back to a more advancing pace. Even though he is most known for his pointillism Seurat is an impressionist through and through, an example of his non- pointillist work is the Circus. This work epitomizes impressionist works of the time.

Seurat's works put to classical music (youtube)

Georges Serurat

The Art of Pointillism

La Parade (1888)

La Parade Close Up.

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte 1886

Georges SeuratPointillism



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