Georges Seurat, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Georges Seurat

French painter

Date of Birth: 02-Dec-1859

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 29-Mar-1891

Profession: painter, drawer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Georges Seurat

  • Georges-Pierre Seurat (UK: SUR-ah, -?uh, US: suu-RAH, French: [???? pj?? sœ?a]; 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist.
  • He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism as well as pointillism.
  • While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation.
  • Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility, on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind.
  • His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886), altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

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