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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“Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.” — Georges Seurat
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George Seurat – born December 2, 1859 in Paris, France – was only 26 years old when he completed the masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (shown above). The landmark painting initiated the Modern Art movement known as Neo-Impressionism, which relied on a technique of breaking color into its most basic elements. The artist applied paint in very small dabs, dots, and dashes which from a distance translate into the larger regions of color and form.
Seurat’s signature style continues to influence contemporary painters like Park West Gallery artist, Fanch Ledan. In Interior with Seurat (shown below), Fanch has decorated a wall of interior space with Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.
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