Thursday, December 2, 2010

Today in Art History

George Seurat, a French Post-Impressionist painter, was born December 2, 1859. The image displayed above is A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, painted between 1884 and 1886, which started the Neo-Impressionist movement. It is one of his most famous works and an example of pointillism, a technique which Seurat developed. He died in 1891.

To read more about Seurat & his art, check the library catalog! A keyword search of Seurat will bring up many items about or including this wonderful painter, including exhibition catalogs. Also try a subject search.

1 comment:

Kim Scott said...

cool post! I like art education. Keep up the good work on the blog. At least one person is reading it :)