Introduction
Georges-Pierre Seurat (UK: SUR-ah, -⁠uh, US: suu-RAH, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pjɛʁ sœʁa]; 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism as well as pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation. Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility, on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886), altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.
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Introduction
French Post-Impressionist painter credited with the invention of Neo-Impressionism. He attempted to apply aspects of color theory and the psychology of perception to his landscapes and genre scenes. His most famous painting is 'A Sunday on the Grand Jatte', which uses the technique of pointillism to depict light and shapes. French painter. Comment on works: Landscapes
Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Genre Artist, Painter
Names
Georges Seurat, Georges Pierre Seurat, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Zhorzh Sera, Hsiu-la, ז׳ורז׳ סרא, George Pierre Seurat, georges seurat
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