Journey with Seurat
“I painted like that because I wanted to get through to something new – a kind of painting that was my own.”
Georges Seurat (1859 – 1891)
Meeting the two extremes of sensibility and logic in one canvas, Georges Seurat was famous for using contradictory styles of mathematical precision and heated passion. When the term Neo-Impressionism was coined by art critics, Seurat’s name was mentioned in attribution to his painting style and in rejection to the spontaneity of Impressionism.
Although his compositions were relatively few, they had a lasting impact. Seurat pioneered the systematic use of color theory, leading up to new techniques of painting that influenced his peers.