I need to know for art history class, who is the most famous pointillist painter?
Who is the most famous pointillist?
Although there are several artists who are pointillists, it seems that Georges-Pierre Seurat is probably the most famous. Some of his paintings include Can-Can, Circus Sideshow, Die Modelle, Gray weather Grande Jatte. Seurat studied under Justin Lequien
and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Lequien taught him drawing and Ingres was his painting teacher. Seurat was not just interested in the way that the colors were put onto the painting or the painting itself. He was mostly concentrating on the science in the
picture and the optical mixing of the colors. Before actually painting the picture, he would sketch out parts of his artwork so that the models would not have to wait forever while he found the exact color. Many people didn't like Seurat's new painting technique
and thought that it was "messy" or "fuzzy". Paul Signac was one artist who thought that Seurat's new techniques was complicated, beautiful and artistic.
George Seurat, a French painter working in the late 1800's, is the name most recognized with pointillism. The effect of pointillism is similar to modern digital pixelation where individual dots create the impression of a create image. It was a new form of impressionism and thus came to be called Neo-impressionism. Seurat's most famous work is 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' (1884–1886).