He was the promoter of this movement. He had a methodical character. His worries on intellectual fields could have taken him to practice this style. He was interested in colors: that is why he read treatises on color and light. He was based on Charles Blanc's work: Grammar of Arts on Drawing to deduce that "Color treated with fixed laws could be tought as well as music". He delicately dealt with subjects of complementarity of colors; he learnt from older painters as Delacroix and Verones and was interested in Leonardo's writings
According to Seurat the whole practice should be directed by observation: painting with pure and complementary colors is really important. As we look at a pointillist work, retina begins to fuse points of color. Basis of color is defined by division of tone in component and integral parts.
Pointillism is the departure towards 20th century art. It means painting as a syonym of mental elaboration rather than a single execution. Therefore Parisian criticism told about "Romantic and intuitive Impressionism" applied to first Impressionism, but also about "Scientific Impressionism" applied to Pointillism.
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