|A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - WC* by Georges-Pierre Seurat|
S = Seurat, Georges-Pierre
Born December 2, 1859 - March 1891, George-Pierre Seurat was a French Post-Impressionist painter and a draftsman. He is known for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as Chromoluminarism and Pointillism.
His large scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, was painted between 1884 - 1886. This painting altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism. It is one of the icons of late 19th Century painting.
|Artist Georges Seurat (1859-1891) WC*PD|
In 1878, he moved on the Ecole des Beaux-Arts but his formal artistic education came to an end in November 1879, when he left to serve a year of military service. Seurat's first exhibited work, at the Salon of 1883, was a Conte' crayon drawing of Aman-Jean.
Georges-Pierre also studied the works of Eugene Delacroix, and his use of colour. He departed from the Impressionist style by preparing for the work with a number of drawings and sketches, before starting on the canvas. Impressionists preferred to work 'in the moment' creating their paintings in the field all in one session, without sketches or previous studies of the subject.
English: The Circus
|Georges Seurat, Le Cirque, WC-PD *|
Disillusioned, Seurat and some of the other artists he had met set up a new organization, the Societe des Artistes Independants. His ideas on pointillism influenced his fellow painters, Charles Angrand, Henri-Edmond Cross, Albert Dubois-Pillet and especially Paul Signac.
So, it seems there were Indies in art at the end of the 19th Century, just as there are in writing.
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