10 Interesting Georges Seurat Facts

Tuesday, February 11th 2014. | People

Georges Seurat facts give the information about one of the biggest painters and artists in the world. He had a lot of art works which make people impress.  His paintings and artworks present the era of Neoimpressionist and Pointillism. Let me show you more about him below:

Georges Seurat Facts 1: date of birth and death

Seurat was born on 2nd December 1859 in Paris, France. He died at the age of 31 years old on 29th March 1891 in Paris, France.

Georges Seurat Facts 2: early life

Seurat was born in a wealthy family in Paris. He lived well. Fortunately, his parents allowed him to study art. In 1878, he attended School of Fine Arts in Paris. As a child, he was considered as an intelligent and quiet person.

Georges Seurat Facts

Georges Seurat Facts

Georges Seurat Facts 3: famous work

There are some famous works which make people remind Seurat. Some of them include the Circus, Bathers at Asnières and Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Georges Seurat Facts 4: military

When living in Paris, he has to go to the military in a year. After retuned from the military service, he wanted to increase his arts skill. He made black and white painting in the next two years.

Georges Seurat Painting

Georges Seurat Painting

Georges Seurat Facts 5: parents

His parents were very supportive for his will as a painter and artist. With the help of his parents, Seurat has his own studio. It was located near his house.

Georges Seurat Facts 6: Bathers at Asnieres

Bathers at Asnieres is the first major painting by Seurat. The picture depicts the people relaxed around the water at Asnieres.

Georges Seurat Paris

Georges Seurat Paris

Georges Seurat Facts 7: rejection from the salon

Seurat was very confident with his Bathers at Asnieres. So he decided to collect this painting at the Salon for the official French art exhibition. However, he was disappointed since the salon rejected his work. But he never gave up. He presented his own exhibition by joining Society of Independent Artists.

Georges Seurat Facts 8: Pointillism

Pointillism is called Divisionism by Seurat in the past.  He tried to explore different ways of painting objects by using colors and optics. This way of painting is using tiny dots in different colors and shades.

Georges Seurat Pic

Georges Seurat Pic

Georges Seurat Facts 9: Paul Signac

With his best friend, Paul Signac, Seurat pioneered a new style of painting by using the method of Pointillism.

Georges Seurat Facts 10: Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte was created in 1884. It is considered as his masterpiece for it shows people with a huge painting of pointillism.

Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat

Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte was created with the height of 6 feet and 10 inches and width of 10 feet 1 inches. Do you have any comment on facts about George Seurat?

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