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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

What was Seurat's influence?

One of Seurat's influences was Charles Henry.

He read Michel Eugène Chevreul, Ogden Rood and David Sutter, who wrote treatises on color, optical effects and perception.

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What George Seurat parents names?

His father`s name is Antoine Chrysostom Seurat,was a Legal and a native of Champagne;his mather `s, Ernestine Faivre, was a Parisian.

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What are a few quotes by George Seurat?

"Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science."

"Painting is the art of hollowing a surface."

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How many paintings did Seurat paint?

Seurat is best recognized for originating the Pointillist technique of painting. He painted 7 monumental paintings, 40 smaller paintings and sketches, about 500 drawings and numerous sketchbooks.

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Did Georges Seurat live on a channel in Paris?

No, he lived in a house in Paris.

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Who painted Sunday in the park with George?

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical - NOT a painting.

Sunday Afternoon at the Grande Jatte is a painting by Georges Seurat.

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What was george seurats painting technich?

pointilism

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Did Georges Seurat want to be a banker?

No, he did not. He studied to be an artist.

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What style is the bathers at asnieres painted in?

Dotted paint

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Was Georges Seurat religious?

If he was, it is not evident from his work.

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What were Georges Seurat aims as an artist?

To make colors more intense and glowing.

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How did Georges Seurat based on the ideas of Cevreul and Root and Maxwell make his paintings more brilliant and colorful by using a technique called pointillism?

Post impressionist Georges Seurat developed a technique called pointillism by using an enormous number of dots of pure pigment each of which was approximately 2mm in diameter. The idea was to improve the brilliance of the painting. He was able to do this because of a new chemistry to make paints. This new technique was designed to be foolproof and had been inspired by the color theories of Chevreul, Rood and Maxwell. The former being Chevreul's "law of simultaneous contrast of colors". Also Rood's discovery that optical mixtures color were more intense than premixed colors. Seurat deduced that local color was simply one convention among others. It can be demonstrated by science that any hue modifies its neighboring color since it must induce an aureole of a tone which is its own complementary.

This information is one answer to a question often asked which is "what is modern art? This is a perfect example where modern 19th century science and art complement each other.

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Where did Georges Seurat train to be a artist?

He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

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What motivated Georges Seurat?

The breakdown of colors and the absurd bourgeoisie of the masses.

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What are George Seurat's art movements?

He invented Pointillism, also called Luminism.

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What are the names of all of George Seurat paintings?

No, you cannot have ALL the names here. But click link below for all his famous ones and many more (about 80).

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What was Georges Seurat's wife's name?

He was not married.

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What was George Seurat's first major painting?

The Bathing Place was finished in 1883.

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What inspired George Seurat?

During the 19th century, scientist-writers such as Michel Eugène Chevreul, wrote treatises on color, optical effects and perception. Chevreul was perhaps the most important influence on artists at the time; his great contribution was producing a color wheel of primary and intermediary hues.

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At what age did Georges Seurat die?

Neo-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat, most famous for his large work "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte", painted between 1884 and 1886, was born on December 2, 1859 in Paris, and died on March 29, 1891, at the age of 31 - of an uncertain cause, variously attributed to meningitis, pneumonia, angina, and/or, most likely, diphtheria.

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What did Georges Seurat paint with?

Oil paint. and his own poo on birthdays and speical essions!!

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What age was Georges Seurat when he first started painting?

He started his professional career when he was 21.

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Where is Georges Seurat buried?

At the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

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