• Seurat: December 2, 1859 - March 21, 1891

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    Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. His large work "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte "(1884-1886), his most famous painting, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting.
    Seurat was looking for "something new, an art entirely my own." By studying the science and aesthetics of perception, light, and color, he attempted systematically to re-create nature's luminosity. In the technique he preferred to call "divisionism," Seurat juxtaposed touches of unmixed...
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