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Mention George's Seurat's name and the first thing that comes to mindis his "pointillism" his painted pictures of divided color. His Applying paint inregular small strokes giving a picture a look of national order and a new Neo-Impressionism style.Seurat had been born on December 2, 1859 to Ernestine Faivre, andAntoine Seurat. Seurat was the third child in the family. While attendingschool, Seurat took a course from a sculptor Justin Lequin. In November1879, Seurat went to Brest to do his military service. While there he drewbeaches, seas, and boats. In 1883, Seurat began Une baignade, Asnieres or as its called now "The Bathers". Seurat did many study paintings for thepeace, including "the Riverbanks", "Rainbow", "The Black Horse", "Bathersin The Water", "Seated Bather" ,and finally "the Study for "the BathingPlace, Asnieres". When he submitted his painting to the official Salon in earlyspring 1884, it was rejected for reasons unknown.In 1884 Seurat issued another painting Une dimanche a la GrandeJatte or translated "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte".Seurat made twenty-seven drawings, twenty-seven panels, and three canvasesrelating to the final product. When a viewer gets close to La Grande Jatte thebrushwork appears quite varied and animated. The strokes vary from smalldots. On the tree trunk the marks change direction and move outward on thebranches. The strokes follow the imagined reality of the figures, flowingoutward for curves and hips, vertically for upright torsos, and follow thedirection of legs. When the painting is viewed from affair the brushworkappears in uniform. Seurat found out that when he put dots of blue besidedots of yellow they looked green from far away. Seurat also found out...

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