Georges Seurat

Born 2 Dec 1859 in Paris, Seurat is known as the founder of pointillism and used this trademark style to great effect. His paintings, Sunday Afternoon at Grand Jatte and Bathers are the best known of his works, but over 200 paintings are known to exist.

Seurat took a scientific approach to his art, believing that a painter could use colour to create harmony and emotion in art in the same way that a musician uses counterpoint and variation to create harmony in music. The flat structure of his work is said to have inspired the Cubists in the early 20th Century.

Here’s Entrance to the harbour at Port en Bessin.