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 His friend and Uncle showed him how to paint
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
He made his first painting in Paris and called it “Bathers at Asnieres”
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 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!!
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 What is pointillism? Instead of drawing With different colors, He made dots with Basic colors red, blue, Green and yellow
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
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
His most famous painting is called “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”- (grhand zhot )!!
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.
This painting shows people having a good time near the river It is hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago
Seurat also loved to go to the circus So he made paintings of circus