Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 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.
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- I painted like that because I wanted to get through to something new - a kind of painting that was my own
- Seurat -John Russell Thames & Hudson , London 1965 ISBN 0-500-20032-7
- Art is Harmony. Harmony is the analogy of the contrary and of similar elements of tone, of color and of line.
- letter to Maurice Beaubourg in 1890