Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat was a French painter who invented Pointillism. He died young and is rumored to have died from overwork, trying to develop his new style further.

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Georges Seurat

How is Georges Seurat style of painting different from van Gogh's?

Van Gogh used shrt brush strokes, Seurat little dots.

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What started pointillism?

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What was George Seurat's mum's name?

His mother, Ernestine Faivre, was Parisian.

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How many paintings did george seurat make?

he made about 24 big paintings and about 13 small ones in his life time bare in mind that it did take a long time to make a painting back then.

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What was Georges Seurat first Pointillism painting?

The Laborers.

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How did Seurat break from Impressionist conventions?

He applied discipline and order to the Impressionists' spontaneous use of color.

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How did Georges Seurat make his paintings more brilliant and colorful by using a technique called pointillism?

It is where two brushstrokes of contrasting colurs are applied together.

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What is the title of georges seurat most famous artwork?

A Sunday Afternoon at La Grande Jatte.

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How many art pieces did Seurat make?

There are 215 paintings and 180 drawings of his still in existence.

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What was George Seurat's art style?

Many terms are used for his style, Pointillism the most usual. Seurat did not use this term, he talked about Neoimpressionism, also Luminism.

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How did george seurat use his colors?

george seurat used pointillism which means he didnt mix colours

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Why did Georges Seurat produce his art?

He thought it would make an impression of more luminous color.

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What kind of art did Georges Seurat make?

It is usually called Pointillism (or Luminism, or Neo-Impressionism).

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Where did Georges Seurat go to school?

In Paris, where he lived all his life.

George Seurat went to Municipal School.


He did not go to an art school.
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What are facts about Georges Seurat's paintings?

Click link below to read about him and his paintings.

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Did Georges Seurat have any siblings?

He had one brother, Émile, and one sister, Marie-Berthe, both older than Georges.

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How many pieces of artwork did Georges Seurat do?

There are 215 paintings and 180 drawings of his still in existence.

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How did Georges Seurat become famous and Why?

he was famous for incorporating dots in his works

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Where can I find Georges Seurat's paintings?

His work is scattered all over, nowhere are many of his paintings in one place.

One or a few are at:

Chicago, Art Institute

London, National Gallery and Tate Gallery

Paris, Musée d'Orsay

Brussels, Royal Museum of Art

Otterloo (Holland) Kröller-Müller Museum

Minneapolis, Institute of Arts

New York, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum.

Merion (Pennsylvania), Barnes Foundation

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What type of diphtheria did Georges Seurat have?

The cause of Seurat's death is uncertain, and has been attributed to a form of meningitis, pneumonia, infectious angina, and/or (most probably)diphtheria.

As far as I can find out diphtheria does not come in different types.

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What is Georges Seurat's best painting?

That is a matter of taste. The best known is probably 'A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte' (Art Institute of Chicago).
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'

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What is george seurat famous for?

because he started drawing with dots.

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How many paintings did Georges Seurat do in his lifetime?

He was born on December 2, 1859 in Paris. His father was a native of Champagne, and his mother was a Parisian. He lived at 100 Boulevard Magenta with his parents, a brother, Emile, and a sister, Marie-Berthe.

In 1875 Seurat took drawing lessons under the sculptor Justin Lequien. Seurat also took lessons from an artist named Ingres. Ingres didn't paint like Seurat did. But he was the praised student of Jacques-Louis David. Ingres was known for his meticulous working procedure.

Seurat spent his life studying color theories and the effects of different linear structures. He developed the style of painting known as Pointillism. He had 500 works of art of his own and he was proclaimed to be a master. But it isn't just the number of his works that make him an expert. His magnificent pointillist pieces make him the famous artist that he is today.

Some of his most famous paintings include:

-Bathing at Asnieres

-A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

-Le Chahut [The link to the left provides background information on Le Chahut, for larger image of the painting click here.]

-Eden Concert (a crayon drawing, not a painting)

Seurat was not just interested in the way that the colors were put onto the painting or the painting itself. He was mostly concentrating on the science in the picture and the optical mixing of the colors. Before actually painting the picture, he would sketch out parts of his artwork so that the models would not have to wait forever while he found the exact color.

Seurat had many people who really didn't like the new work that he was introducing. They may have thought it as "fuzzy" or "messy". In their opinion it really wasn't very good at all. But there were some artists who really felt that what he was doing was very artistic and complicated. Paul Signac, a fellow artist, was one of those people. He praised Seurat very much. In one of his journal entries he says of Seurat: "He surveyed the scene and has made these very important contributions: his black and white, his harmony of lines, his composition, his contrast and harmony of colour, even his frames. What more can you ask of a painter?"

Signac also commented on the importance of color purity in a pointillist piece: "I attach more and more importance to the purity of the brushstroke - I try to give it maximum purity and intensity. Any defiling sleight of hand or smearing disgusts me. When one can paint with jewels, why use [manure]? Each time that my brushstroke happens to come up against another, not yet dry, and this mixture produces a dirty tone, I feel great physical disgust! It is this passion for beautiful colours which make us paint as we do...and not the love of the 'dot', as foolish people say." Signac states here that the pointillist artists were not physically into their paintings for the "dot" as most people would think. But for the phenomenal optical mixing of the colors themselves.

Seurat invented a way to show colors as they really are. Not mixed or dulled or anything else. He invented art in which you are allowed to keep the purity of the colors as they come from the tube, and yet still paint and use an abundance of tones to bring life to your painting. We all have him to thank for that. So whether you like the "fuzziness" of pointillist paintings or not, note the concentration that a pointillist artist would have to have to create a piece that would have to be pleasing to the eye as well as scientifically stimulating.

P.S. If you can read French, visit this site on George Seurat.

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The catalogue 'All the works by Georges Seurat' lists 215 paintings and 180 drawings.

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Who did Georges Seurat marry?

He lived with Madeleie Knobloch and they hd one son, but thy did not marry.

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