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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Seurat, Georges Pierre 1859-1891. French painter. A founder of neoimpressionism, he developed pointillism, the technique used in his masterpiece Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1886).

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  • n. French painter who developed pointillism (1859-1891)

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Examples

  • At one point, the National ' s director, Nicholas Penny, asked Mr. Wiggins rather doubtfully: Can we call Seurat an Old master?

    The Beauty of Geometry

  • The computer technicians could have a field day finding the music in Seurat's dots.

    Because manuscript paper lacks mystery

  • What's even more striking is how difficult it would be to identify these drawings (if we except the easily recognizable studies for the more monumental paintings) as having been done by Seurat -- that is, the Seurat we know, or think we know, from those celebrated canvases.

    Not the Seurat We Think We Know

  • Several masterpieces by avant-garde contemporaries of Van Gogh such as Seurat and Anquetin demonstrate that Van Gogh was not alone in his love for the effects of the twilight and night.

    Art Knowledge News

  • At least the song was on theme: That musical is about the painter George Seurat.

    Bare for Charity

  • Perhaps because that musical about the painter George Seurat is Mr. Lapine's most famous, or perhaps because the title lends itself to some flexible wordplay, a benefit in his honor for the New York Theatre Workshop was called Monday in the Plaza with James.

    Stage Director Takes a Bow

  • Varnedoe's insight is correct, for the conceptual Rainy Weather is artistically closely related to Seurat's conceptual masterpiece, and has little in common with Monet's experimental Impressionism.

    David Galenson: Gustave Caillebotte, Conceptual Impressionist

  • I immediately whipped out my video camera, and as I looked at the multitudes on my small, distorted screen, it reminded me of a painting by Georges Seurat, where all of those thousands of impossible dots magically assemble themselves into a masterpiece.

    Adam Klugman: Live from OccupyPortland!

  • Or checking in on people leisurely laid out on the banks of Paris's Canal St. Martin as if they were posing for a modern-day Seurat painting.

    A Digital Odyssey

  • It is a character-driven drama, too, one of the rare, well done ones, with characters painted with the detail and grace of the painter Seurat, a sort of "Five Days in the Ward with Craig."

    Brian Ross: HuffPo Movie Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story (Really Is)

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