|DAY 295||A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS|
GEORGES SEURAT, 1884-1886
Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was fascinated with the science of art. His goal was to create visually stunning paintings that stood apart from other works of the time, and he eagerly studied the fields of optics and color theory in order to realize this artistic vision. He contributed to the formation of the aesthetic theory known as divisionism—better known as pointillism—in which small dots of pure color are applied to encourage “optical blending.” (For example, a cluster of blue and red dots would “read” visually as purple.)
At the age of ...