Seurat at the Kröller-Müller Museum

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24 May 2014 - 07 September 2014

A unique collection of Georges Seurat’s paintings, that consists of works owned by the Kröller-Müller and top works from museums like Musée d’Orsay, will be on display in Holland for the first time.

  • Discover Seurat’s work at the Kröller-Müller Museum
  • Unique works on loan, including Le Cirque

Georges Seurat (Paris 1859-Paris 1891) , who became known as the founder of Neo-Impressionism, created his paintings with meticulous dots. He benefited from his unique knowledge of colour theories, and painted beautiful pictures of French life. From 24 May to 7 September the Kröller-Müller Museum will host an extraordinary exhibition of his works.

Top works on loan

The Kröller-Müller Museum itself owns a unique collection of Seurat’s works, acquired by Hélene Kröller-Müller. These include harbour views painted between 1885 and 1892 as well as Le Chahut, which reflects night life in Paris. These top pieces will be exhibited in a broader context with works from around the world.

Symbolism

Several paintings, including one of his best works, Le Cirque from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, will be on display in Holland for the first time. The exhibition emphasises Seurat’s Pointillist style and commitment to Symbolism, a Parisian art movement that heralded ‘a new era’. The Eiffel Tower was its most visible symbol.