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Georges Seurat



Georges Seurat, the Artist Who Made His Point
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 9 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.95

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    divisionism, intrepid, pointillism, revolutionary, confetti, salon, critic, rainbow-colored, artistic, profession, vibrant, immense, frisky, impression, enormous, personal
     content words:    Georges Seurat, Independent Artists, Sunday Afternoon, Grande Jatte, Art Institute, Seine River
Georges Seurat, the Artist Who Made His Point

By Colleen Messina
1     Georges Seurat loved the science of art. He once said, "Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science." He loved color and order in his work, so Georges Seurat made his point by using dots! He shocked the artistic world with the invention of pointillism.
 
2     Georges was born on December 2, 1859 in the romantic city of Paris. His uncle introduced him to painting, and he then went to a drawing class. He soon knew that he wanted to study art as his profession, so he attended an art school in 1878 and 1879. He especially loved the paintings of Rembrandt and Francesco de Goya. He became an accomplished artist at the young age of twenty five. However, he was such a private person that we don't know many other details about his life.
 
3     Georges served in the military at Brest, but art was always on his mind. When his service was over, he exhibited his drawings at an official display in 1883. Later, the same salon refused to exhibit his work, so the intrepid artist had another idea. He formed a group called the Society of Independent Artists. He wanted to be able to create his own style...and he did. He developed a revolutionary way of creating a picture out of small dots of paint, which later was called pointillism, or divisionism.

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