Georges Seurat (died 1891 age 31) – Pointillism and breaking of component colours down into separate colours
(Pronounced jawrj soe-ra)
Seurat - Spat
He used his jaw and spat (Georges Seurat) spits of dots onto the canvas.
(He didn't spit but the paintings do look like they have been spat at).
The dots on the painting are what the art world call pointillism, which is the technique Georges Seurat developed.
The technique gives you a unique play of light using tiny dabs of the paintbrush and contrasting colours to create a shimmering effect. Small spots of blue and yellow can create the look of green.
The paintings take a long time to complete using this technique. For example "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" took two years, although the painting is 3 metres (10ft) wide. Most of his scenes were depictions of Paris where he lived.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884
George Seurat created pointillism and the importance of colours being side by side.
This can be explained when you use a colour wheel. For an explanation of how the colour wheel works, see Mammoth Memory colour wheel.
Nobody before had created - Artwork using pointillism