Universally celebrated for the intricacy of his Pointillist canvasses, Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was a painter whose stunning union of art and science produced uniquely compelling results. Seurat’s intricate paintings could take years to complete, with the magnificent results impressing the viewer with both their scientific complexity and visual impact. His Un Dimanche Après-Midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte (Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte) has held its place among the most treasured and distinguished pieces of 20th-century art. Lucie Cousturier offers readers an intriguing glimpse into the detailed scientific technique behind Seurat’s Pointillist masterpieces.
Lucie Cousturier (1876-1925) was a French writer and painter. She and her husband, Edmond, were friends of many of the leading avant-garde artists of the day, including Georges Seurat and Maximilien Luce. She wrote books on Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross, and others, as well as exhibiting her own painting.
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