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George Pierre Seurat. Artist of Color and Vision. His Life. George Seurat was born on 2 December 1859 in France France is a beautiful European country. His father and mother were very rich But Seurat lived in a small house near the river with little money

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George pierre seurat

George Pierre Seurat

Artist of Colorand Vision

His life

His Life

  • George Seurat was born on 2 December 1859 in France

  • France is a beautiful European country

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  • His father and mother were very rich

  • But Seurat lived in a small house near the river with little money

  • His friend and Uncle showed him how to paint

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  • He worked in the army for some time also

  • He loved to paint and went to art school

  • But he did not like school so he thought he will learn by himself

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  • He made his first painting in Paris and called it

  • “Bathers at Asnieres”

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  • But the painting was rejected

  • He thought he will make paintings that people will like not museums

  • He believed that music and painting bring happiness

Color wheel

Color Wheel

  • Seurat believed that you do not have to use all colors to make a painting, you can use basic colors red, yellow, blue and green and make dots next to each other, they will look like all different colors!!

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Color Wheel





His style of art

His style of Art

  • He thought if he would draw lots of dots with different colors next to each other, it will look very colorful

  • He called it as “Pointillism” (p-o-i-n-ti-ll-ism!!!)

His arts

His Arts

  • What is pointillism?

  • Instead of drawing

    With different colors,

    He made dots with

    Basic colors red, blue,

    Green and yellow

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  • It means that if you draw different colored dots all over the painting

  • The person who sees it, will see it as a picture

  • He liked to paint nature and his paintings were very colorful

  • He made MODERN ART

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  • Since he lived near a park, he loved to draw parks and beaches with lots of orange, blue, green colors.

  • At the age of 28 he had drawn over 40 paintings

  • He used to go and sit by the river in the day and work in his art studio in the night

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  • His most famous painting is called

  • “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”- (grhand zhot )!!

Most famous painting

Most Famous painting

  • Seurat made this gigantic painting in 2 years!!

  • It is 6ft, 10 inches by 10 ft, 1 inch!! (approximately 2 X 3 meters)

  • he painted many green and red dots in a certain way that when you see the painting, the color is seen as yellow, the combination of both colors.

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  • This painting shows people having a good time near the river

  • It is hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago

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  • Seurat also loved to go to the circus

  • So he made paintings of circus

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  • He also made paintings of singers

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  • And many other things…….


End of his life

End of his life

  • He died very young at the age of 31

  • He had a son, but both father and son died one week apart due to an infection

  • His wife was very beautiful and his inspiration

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  • Seurat never sold a painting when he was living

  • His all the 40 paintings were found after him

  • His paintings are very expensive and kept in all the art places in the world.

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