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Georges Seurat
(1859-1891) born on
Dec 02
French artist, painter. He devised the pointillist style of painting using tiny dots of color.
         
   
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Under a blazing mid-afternoon summer sky, we see the Seine flooded with sunshine . . . people are strolling, others are sitting or stretched out lazily on the bluish grass.

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Art is harmony. Harmony is the analogy of contrary and of similar elements of tone, of color and of line, conditioned by the dominate key, and under the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations.
A
Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
N
Painting is the art of hollowing a surface.
K
Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The author's description of "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," "Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui," No. 368, by Jules Christophe.
R: Letter to Maurice Beaubourg, 28 Aug 1890.
A: Spoken to Vincent van Gohg, quoted in "Seurat and the Science of Painting," by William I. Homer, 1964.
N: In "Seurat and the Science of Painting," by William I. Homer, 1964.
K: In "Seurat and the Science of Painting," by William I. Homer, 1964.
   


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