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Georges Seurat

123 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #123
Pointilismus   •   Georges Seurat @ Wikipedia

Georges Seurat, who was only granted a lifetime of thirty-one years, dealt with painting, the handling of colors, scientifically. Even as a student, he dealt with color theories. While initially associated with the Impressionists, Seurat's paintings were not systematical enough. Unlike many of his fellow painters, he was able, thanks to an inheritance, to devote himself to his work without any material worries.

His methodical nature, the Impressionist colleagues called him "notary," is reflected in his paintings as he gradually developed pointillism. He juxtaposed individual color points of pure colors in an attentive manner, in order to make the colors appear more intense. When viewed from a distance, these color points blend into a multifaceted whole. Each picture required extensive preparatory work to determine the effect of the colors and to compose a whole.

Seurat's most famous painting " A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte " cost him two years of work, carefully placed on the approximately 2x3 meter area point by point The figures seem motionless, uninvolved Seurat was not a lifelike representation of what The facets of the water, the green and the shadows are fascinatingly different, depending on the distance, and Seurat's work is manageable due to his early death in diphtheria, but he set the impetus for a new art movement. © Meisterdrucke

Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
1884 | Oil on panel

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Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
1884 | Oil on panel

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Port-en-Bessin, 1888
1888 | Oil on canvas

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Port-en-Bessin, 1888
1888 | Oil on canvas

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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884
1884 | Oil on canvas

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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884
1884 | Oil on canvas

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Le Crotoy looking Upstream, 1889
1889 | Oil on canvas

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Le Crotoy looking Upstream, 1889
1889 | Oil on canvas

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Honfleur, un soir, embouchure de...
1886 | painting

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Honfleur, un soir, embouchure de...
1886 | painting

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Study for 'Bathers at Asnieres',...
1883 | Oil on canvas

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Study for 'Bathers at Asnieres',...
1883 | Oil on canvas

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