Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pointillism: Georges Seurat (12*)

Georges Pierre Seurat (French, 1859 – 1891)

Landscape at Saint-Ouen, 1879


Man leaning on a parapet (1879)


Pink Landscape, 1882-1883


Forest Path, Barbizon, 1883


The Bridge - View of the Seine, 1883, oil on wood

Bank of the Seine, circa 1884


The Anchorage at Grandcamp - circa 1885


Georges Seurat - Snow Effect, Winter in in the Suburbs (1888)


The Eiffel Tower, 1889


Grandcamp, Evening (detail)


Paysage, homme assis (étude pour Un Dimanche d’été à l’Ile de La Grande Jatte)


Ein Abend am Kanal von Gravelines


Landscape


Study for “Les poseuses”

Georges Pierre Seurat (1859 – 1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the technique of painting known as pointillism. His large-scale work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886) altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism. It is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.
Seurat’s color system — pointillism — involved dividing colors into their component parts and applying those colors to the canvas in tiny dots. The forms become comprehensible only from a distance.
source: wikipedia