Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat paintings are on show in this Seurat gallery. Each painting is available to order online in any size that you require. We specialise in handmade reproductions and also offer prints as well. Seurat’s most famous paintings was Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Sunday Afternoon is resected for altering the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting. Many more of his best works are included below. Other notable paintings by Seurat included Bathers at Asnières, The Models, Gray weather, Grande Jatte and The Circus.

Georges Seurat believed that a painter could use color to create harmony and emotion in art in the same way that a musician uses counterpoint and variation to create harmony in music. Seurat theorized that the scientific application of color was like any other natural law, and he was driven to prove this conjecture. Seurat also felt that the knowledge of perception and optical laws could be used to create a new language of art based on its own set of heuristics and he set out to show this language using lines, color intensity and color schema. Seurat called this language Chromoluminarism.

Influences on Seurat included Sutter’s Phenomena of Vision (1880) in which he wrote that “the laws of harmony can be learned as one learns the laws of harmony and music”, plus mathematician Charles Henry who in the 1880s delivered monologues at the Sorbonne about the emotional properties and symbolic meaning of lines and color. Henry’s ideas were quickly adopted by the founder of Neoimpressionism.

In 1884 Georges Seurat formed the Société des Artistes Indépendants alongside other artists such as Maximilien Luce. There he met and befriended fellow artist Paul Signac. Seurat shared his new ideas about pointillism with Signac, who subsequently painted in the same idiom. In the summer of 1884 Seurat began work on his masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which took him two years to complete.

A full list of famous Seurat paintings can be seen below:

  • Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
  • Bathers at Asnières
  • The Models
  • Gray weather, Grande Jatte
  • The Circus
  • La Parade
  • Le Chahut
  • Forest at Pontaubert
  • Une baignade, Asniéres
  • Woman Seated by an Easel
  • Boats, Low Tide, Grandcamp
  • The English Channel at Grandcamp
  • The Seine at Courbevoie
  • Alfalfa Fields, Saint-Denis
  • A Corner of the Harbor of Honfleur
  • End of the Jetty, Honfleur
  • Entrance to the Port of Honfleur
  • Evening, Honfleur
  • La Maria, Honfleur
  • The Lighthouse at Honfleur
  • The Shore at Bas-Butin, Honfleur
  • Le Pont de Courbevoie
  • Models (Poseuses)
  • Port-en-Bessin
  • Port-en-Bessin: Entrance to the Harbor
  • Port-en-Bessin: Outer Harbor at High Tide
  • Port-en-Bessin: The Outer Harbor at Low Tide
  • The Seine at Le Grande Jatte
  • The Side Show
  • Sunday at Port-en-Bessin
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • View of Le Crotoy
  • View of Le Crotoy from Upstream
  • Chahut
  • The Channel at Gravelines, Evening
  • The Channel at Gravelines, Grand Fort-Philippe
  • The Channel at Gravelines, in the direction of the Sea
  • Jeune femme se poudrant (Young Woman Powdering Herself)
  • Cirque

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