He developed an optical color mixing technique called pointillism, which uses tiny dots of color to create a vibrant surface based on optical mixing it is meant to create a more solid, formal organization of impressionism through the use of simplified shapes he painted a sunday on la grande jatte using this technique. Georges seurat, a sunday on la grande jatte, 1884 (the art institute of chicago) georges seurat was a key post-impressionist painter who changed the course of modern art by his use of latest scientific theories on color and light and it's relationship to optical theories.
A french artist who gained renown for his neo-impressionist paintings and drawings jerry wilkerson artist known for his contemporary pointillistic style of painting, and as a supporter of local business and talent. Compare and contrast how monet, seurat, and chuck close use color in the development of their paintings compare the use of color in monet’s, haystack at sunset seurat’s a sunday afternoon on la grande jatte/ bathers at asnieres and chuck close’s bill clinton. Seurat made several studies for the large painting including a smaller version, study for a sunday afternoon on the island of la grande jatte (1884–1885), now in the collection of the metropolitan museum of art, in new york city the painting was the inspiration for james lapine and stephen sondheim's musical, sunday in the park with george.
A sunday on la grande jatte georges seurat 1884-1886 the art institute of chicago from the collection of subsequently called pointillism, distinguished his art from the more intuitive approach to painting used by the impressionists although seurat embraced the subject matter of modern life preferred by artists such as claude monet and. The following year, seurat began to work on la grande jatte and exhibited the painting in the spring of 1886 with the impressionists with la grande jatte , seurat was immediately acknowledged as the leader of a new and rebellious form of impressionism called neo-impressionism.
Seurat painted his landmark piece a sunday afternoon on the island of la grande jatte aged just twenty-five the focal point of seurat's artistic career was the progression and maturation of the science behind color and subsequently art.
Artwork description & analysis: la seine à la grande-jatte of 1888 shows the artist returning to the site of his most famous painting - a sunday on la grande jatte painted two years prior this later composition demonstrates seurat's continued interest in form and perspective, but reveals a much softer and more relaxed technique than la grande jatte.
Georges seurat was born in paris december 2, 1859, the youngest of three children his father, chrysostome-antoine seurat, was a bailiff his mother, ernestine faivre, came from a prosperous family that had produced several sculptors.