Georges Seurat was born on December 2, 1859 in Paris. Seurat lived at 100 Boulevard Magenta with his parents, a brother, and a sister. His father was a native to Champagne and his mother was a Parisian. When he started to grow an interest for art he took lessons from the sculptor Justin Lequien. Georges Seurat spent most of his life studying color theories and the effects of different linear structures.
Contributions to Art
Georges Seurat came up with the style of painting that is known as Pointillism. He created 500 works of art and is known to be a master. He did have very many art works that he created but he was most famous for his amazing pointillist pieces that make him the famous artist he is today. Pointillism is a method of painting in which small distinct points of primary colors create the impression of a wide selection of secondary and intermediate colors. Georges Seurat did most of his work in the impressionism movement.
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte
The Lighthouse at Honfleur
Le Bec du Hoc, Grandcamp
This is my favorite paintings of Georges Seurat's artwork. I really like the colors of this painting, they all really go well together. I also like the setting of the painting. Also when I look at this picture it kind of makes me relax and imagine that I am on top of the hill with the wind blowing, looking down into the water. I also like the five birds you can see flying towards the top of the painting.