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Georges Seurat is the ultimate example of the artist as scientist. He was born on December 2, 1859, into a wealthy family in Paris. His father, Antoine Chrysostom Seurat, was a legal official and a native of Champagne and his mother, Ernestine Faivre, was a Parisian. He was interested in keeping his private life very secret. He is best known for his new technique of painting and artwork in tiny dots of colors – this technique is known as 'pointillism'. This technique was developed by him according to rigid scientific principles. His 500 drawings alone establish Seurat as a great master artist, but he will be remembered for his technique, known as pointillism. He died at the age of 31, probably from meningitis.
Georges Seurat was a proud and intensely secretive man, but extremely shy by nature. He spent most of his time reading books or painting in the isolation of his studio. He also spent his time in studying color theories. Some of his popular works included ‘Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’, ‘Bathing at Asniers’, ‘Young Woman Powdering Herself’ etc. His famous painting ‘Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte’ was the centerpiece of an exhibition in 1886, which shows people of all different classes in a park. All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.