Georges Seurat (Paris 1859-1891) is the inventor of neo-impressionism. With his paintings composed of countless dotted – pointillist – brushstrokes and his great interest in scientific colour theories, he developed a new aesthetic. Seurat died young at the age of 31 and only made some 50 paintings in his short career. With loans from museums and private individuals from all over the world, the museum brought together 23 of his paintings and 24 drawings. It was the first time that Seurat’s oeuvre of paintings and drawings have been shown so comprehensively in the Netherlands.
-With a special loan from Musée d’Orsay-