Georges Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) French Post-Impressionist and Pointist painter who lived between the years of 1859-1891.
Artistic Style of Georges Seurat
Seurat was one of those who reacted to the rules of impressionism. Artists who are representatives of post-impressionism, like Seurat, also started their artistic lives with Impressionism. However, they wanted to overcome some of the limitations of this movement and add their personalities to their paintings. Georges Seurat developed the Pointillism technique by placing contrasting colors side by side as dots. Together with Paul Signac, he also provided the development of the Pointilism movement. He painted his paintings like mosaics using small dots. He argued that colors would fuse in our brains. This style was later called pointillism. All lines were removed and the picture was simplified to preserve order. Seurat, the pioneer of the punctuation technique, argued that the dots would combine in our brains to form a whole. According to this, the sense of volume cannot be taken in these works.
Georges Seurat Artworks, Paintings
The most well-known Georges Seurat works and paintings are given below: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte (1886), Bathing in Asnières (1884), The Circus (1891), The Young Woman with Powder (1890), Circus Sideshow (1888), Le Chahut (1890), The Models, The Channel of Gravelines, Petit Fort Philippe(1890), View of Fort Samson (1885), Bridge at Courbevoie (1887),Gray Weather, Grande Jatte(1888),The Lighthouse at Honfleur(1886),Farm Women at Work(1883) , Vase of Flowers (1879),The river Seine at La Grande-Jatte (1888),Peasant with Hoe (1882)