Georges Seurat


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Seurat, Georges

(zhôrzh sörä`), 1859–91, French neoimpressionist painter. He devised the pointillist technique of painting in tiny dots of pure color. His method, called divisionism, was a systematic refinement of the broken color of the impressionists. His major achievements are his Baignade (Tate Gall., London), shown in the Salon des Indépendants in 1884, and his masterpiece, Un Dimanche à la Grande Jatte (Art Inst., Chicago), completed two years later. He died of pneumonia at 31. Seurat is recognized as one of the most intellectual artists of his time and was a great influence in restoring harmonious and deliberate design and a thorough understanding of color combination to painting at a time when sketching from nature had become the mode. Other examples of Seurat's work are in the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, and in the Louvre.

Bibliography

See catalog (ed. by A. Blunt and R. Fry, 1965); drawings (ed. by R. L. Herbert, 1966); complete paintings, ed. by J. Rewald and H. Dorra (1988); biographies by J. Russell (1985) and P. Courthion (1988).

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At age 21, Signac became, along with Georges Seurat and others, cofounder of the Societe des Artistes Independants, a group intended to provide opportunities for exhibiting avant-garde works away from the rigid cultural politics of the Paris Salon.
A pesar de la considerable riqueza familiar, al no tener descendientes y no ser responsable el gobierno frances de las tumbas particulares, Georges Seurat descansa hoy en una capilla semi destruida del cementerio parisino Pere Lachaise.
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But while Sondheim's shows often call up strong visual images--Sweeney Todd raging beside his barber's chair, Georges Seurat freezing his family and friends into the magnificent tableau of Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Desiree Armfeldt ruefully assessing her love life with "Send in the Clowns"--those images tend to be stationary.
This group of avant-garde artists, who distinguished themselves from the more established Impressionists, included Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille and Lucien Pissarro, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.