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Georges Seurat

 (1859 - 1891)
Georges Seurat was active/lived in France.  Georges Seurat is known for neo impressionist painting-figure and landscape.

Georges Seurat

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Parisian born, Georges Seurat was a late 19th-century modernist painter who was as interested in science as he was in painting.  In many art history books, he is credited as being the innovator of Pointillism.  However, his methods were complicated enough that Pointillism is only partially descriptive of his accomplishments, and the more accurate description is "founder of the 19th-century French school of Neo-Impressionism.  Using this technique, he created huge compositions with tiny, detached strokes of pure colour too small to be distinguished when looking at the entire work but making his paintings shimmer with brilliance." (WebMuseum)

Gaining scientific knowledge, he experimented with styles and "devel  ...  Displaying 750 of 7110 characters.

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About  Georges Seurat

Born:  1859 - Paris, France
Died:   1891 - Paris, France
Known for:  neo impressionist painting-figure and landscape