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Georges Seurat Art Prints

Georges Seurat - Canvas Prints

Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was born in Paris, France to Antoine and Ernestine Seurat who were wealthy individuals. He served in the Brest Military Academy after a couple years of working with Justin Lequin on sculpting and studying at Ecole des Beaux-Arts. 1880-82 he devoted time to learning how to draw in black and white and then completed his first major painting in 1883, taking most the year to complete Bathers at Asnieres. Instead of sticking to official art salons and establishments, Seurat preferred to work with other independents and learn from them. In 1884 a group of like-minded artists formed the group, "Societe des Artistes Independants." Paul Signac and Maximilien Luce were part of the group and his contemporary influences. Seurat began to develop a belief that the laws of optical perception and color could be used together to create a new art form. He called this Chromoluminarism. Seurat read the scientist Michel Eugene Chevreul and his theories about natural law and color. Chevreul discovered that two colors sitting very close together would create the effect and look of another color. This was the foundation for Pointillisim and Neo-impressionism. Chevreul described a harmony and Seurat took it further to use it to describe an emotion. His most famous piece of work is "A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte," and it took two years to create. The color of the work is done with very tiny dots that are the same color so the viewer's eyes can blend the color instead of it being done on the canvas or in a mixing pot. The look is truly unique compared to other paintings. It is held permanently at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-86 Canvas Art Print Sunday Afternoon on the... Georges Seurat
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  • Eiffel Tower Canvas Art Print Eiffel Tower Georges Seurat
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  • Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Canvas Art Print Sunday Afternoon on the... Georges Seurat
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  • Bathers at Asnieres 1884 Canvas Art Print Bathers at Asnieres 1884 Georges Seurat
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  • Banks of Seine (Seine at Grande Jatte) (Die Seine an der Grand JatteFrühling) Canvas Art Print Banks of Seine (Seine at... Georges Seurat
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  • The Eiffel Tower Canvas Art Print The Eiffel Tower Georges Seurat
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  • Port-en-Bessin 1888 Canvas Art Print Port-en-Bessin 1888 Georges Seurat
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  • Study For The Channel At Gravelines Canvas Art Print Study For The Channel At... Georges Seurat
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  • The Circus 1891 Canvas Art Print The Circus 1891 Georges Seurat
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  • The Lighthouse at Honfleur Canvas Art Print The Lighthouse at Honfleur Georges Seurat
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  • Anglers Canvas Art Print Anglers Georges Seurat
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  • Berge De La Seine 1884 Canvas Art Print Berge De La Seine 1884 Georges Seurat
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  • Model In Profile, 1886 Canvas Art Print Model In Profile, 1886 Georges Seurat
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  • Seascape at Port-en-Bessin (Normandy) Canvas Art Print Seascape at... Georges Seurat
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  • Au Divan Japonais 1887-1888 Canvas Art Print Au Divan Japonais 1887-1888 Georges Seurat
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  • Circus Sideshow (Parade de Cirque) 1887-1888 Canvas Art Print Circus Sideshow (Parade... Georges Seurat
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  • L'hospice Et Le Phare De Honfleur 1886 Canvas Art Print L'hospice Et Le Phare De... Georges Seurat
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  • Women on the River Bank (Femmes au bord de l'eau) 1886 Canvas Art Print Women on the River Bank... Georges Seurat
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  • Fields in Summer Canvas Art Print Fields in Summer Georges Seurat
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  • Maurice Appert (Garconnet Assis) 1884 Canvas Art Print Maurice Appert (Garconnet... Georges Seurat
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  • The Stone Heap (Le Tas De Pierres) Canvas Art Print The Stone Heap (Le Tas De... Georges Seurat
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  • Women on the River Bank, c.1884-85 Canvas Art Print Women on the River Bank,... Georges Seurat
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  • Femme Avec Deux Fillettes 1882-1884 Canvas Art Print Femme Avec Deux Fillettes... Georges Seurat
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  • Le Danseur A La Canne 1889 Canvas Art Print Le Danseur A La Canne 1889 Georges Seurat
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  • Paysanne Les Mains Au Sol 1882 Canvas Art Print Paysanne Les Mains Au Sol... Georges Seurat
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  • Port En Bressin Canvas Art Print Port En Bressin Georges Seurat
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  • Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Canvas Art Print Sunday Afternoon on the... Georges Seurat
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