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Artist Birthdays December 2 – GEORGES SEURAT

GEORGES SEURAT (December 2, 1859 – March 29, 1891)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Neo-Impressionism, Pointillism
  • ARTiFact: He believed that a painter could use color to create harmony and emotion in art. In 1984, he founded a new optical language called Chromoluminarism; the theory asserted that the scientific application of color was like any other natural law.
  • Artist Quote: “Originality depends on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-86.

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