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best surrealist painter

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germyrabbit Thu 27-Sep-12 21:29:12

lol culture vultures is a bit of a forgotten topic isn't it

quoteunquote Thu 27-Sep-12 22:29:27

I've got a bit of a soft spot for Miro.

Shakey1500 Thu 27-Sep-12 22:31:17

Is Seurat considered a surrealist? Apologies for ignorance grin

quoteunquote Thu 27-Sep-12 22:47:31

well the surrealists thought him cool.

ninah Thu 27-Sep-12 22:48:52

magritte for me
seurat is a pointillist

ninah Thu 27-Sep-12 22:49:39

if you like your art in neat categories ...

quoteunquote Thu 27-Sep-12 22:57:35

that's the point, once something can be categorised then the next generation have to break out and form something new.

influence followed by attempted improvement, the successful that achieve are followed, which attracts a label, which can neatly be categorised

Shakey1500 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:46:11

Yes, I knew he was a pointillist, just wasn't sure if that came under the same umbrella as surrealism or whether pointillism was a separate movement, as it were grin

I only discovered him really through my obsession love of Sondheim musicals. He wrote one called "Sunday In The Park With George" which was based on Georges Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grand Jatté"

The woman featured in the foreground of the painting was characterised as his muse, called "Dot". There are some really fantastic, poignant songs expressing his obsession with pointillism and the depths of engrossement he experiences whilst trying to complete the painting. Sadly, at the expense of his relationship with Dot. Brilliant musical smile

Betelguese Wed 31-Oct-12 19:55:34

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