Georges Seurat

Take a look though the following paintings and then we will answer the questions at the bottom of this page.

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte

 

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Cirque

 

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Chahut

 

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Young Woman Powdering Herself

 

 

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View of Le Crotoy

 

 

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The Parade/Side Show

 

Questions

  1. What style of art is Seurat most similar to: Realist/Romantic, Impressionist, Cubist or Mimbres?

  2. What aspects of his paintings give you clues about his style?

  3. Seurat's style is very unique for one important reason. Can you tell what it is? What do you think this style of painting is called?

Complementary Color Mixing: Seurat did a lot of mixing of his colors, especially complementary colors. Check out this page for more information. If you have a headache already, you may not want to view these pages. 

Paintings taken from the Artchive.


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