A Legacy of Dots and Daubs Georges Seurat: The Post-Impressionist Artist Who Pioneered Pointillism, Alice Godwin, δημοσίευση Artland Magazine 
The French Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat is credited as the inventor of an extraordinary new manner of painting, which left art lovers (literally) seeing spots. Seurat’s dots of pure paint captured life in nineteenth-century France, from ladies strolling along the banks of the River Seine to performers on the gaslight stages of Paris. Seurat conjured these shimmering fabrics of color using a technique that was dubbed “Pointillism,” so called for its touches or “points” of paint, like atomic particles, which reflected a radical new way of seeing the world.
But who was the man behind the spots?
Georges Seurat: Biography
Georges Pierre Seurat was born in 1859 to a prosperous family in Paris, at a time when the architect Georges-Eugène Haussmann was reshaping the city along the frontiers of grand new boulevards. Shy and intelligent, Seurat trained at the École Municipale de Sculpture et Dessin and the École des Beaux-Arts, and spent his formative years copying the casts of classical sculptures and Old Masters in the Musée du Louvre. Seurat spent his military service in Brest sketching the beaches, boats, and sea, before setting up a studio near to the Moulin Rouge upon his return to Paris.
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