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Georges Seurat

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Georges Seurat is chiefly remembered as the pioneer of the Neo-Impressionist technique known as Pointillism, an approach associated with a soft, flickering surface of small dots of color. His innovations derived from new, quasi-scientific theories about color and expression, yet the graceful beauty of his work is explained by the influence of very different sources. Initially, he believed that great modern art would show contemporary life in ways similar to classical art, but with technologically informed techniques. Later he grew interested in Gothic art and popular posters. His success quickly propelled him to the forefront of the Parisian avant-garde. His triumph was short-lived, as after barely a decade of mature work he died when he was 31. (The Art Story)

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