Seurat was fond of the large-scale paintings by Puvis de Chavannes but he really figured out what kind of painter he was when he attended the Fourth Impressionist Exhibition in 1879. There he witnessed the works of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. The way they conveyed light in their paintings really made Georges think about his own art. Georges started researching all about form and color theory. Two books that especially inspired Georges were Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors, written by chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul, and Essay on the Unmistakable Signs of Art, by Humbert de Superville. Georges then developed his own style of painting called Pointilism. Pointilism is the placement of dots on a canvas next to each other which from a distance, give the appearance that the artist actualy blended the colors. Seurat's paintings influenced symbolist artists and even the famous Vincent van Gogh. In more modern times, Seurat's most famous painting, "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," appeared in the movie, Ferris Buller's Day Off, directed by John Hughes.
The Beginning of Pointilism
Title: Circus Sideshow
Most Important Works continued...
Title: Le Chahut
Ttitle: The Channel at Gravelines Petit Fort Philippe
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