Georges Seurat: Sunday in Port-en-Bessin, 1888

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Georges Seurat died in 1891 at just 31 years of age. Nevertheless, he left behind an artistic "invention" that had far-reaching consequences for the art of painting in those days. Because with just a few paintings, Seurat founded a style that was to point the way for Modernism: Pointillism. The Albertina is showing a first-class exhibition which illustrates how important this art genre was to the birth of modern art. The breathtaking radiance of the genre is illustrated by one hundred selected masterpieces by the principle representatives Seurat and Paul Signac as well as impressive paintings, watercolors and drawings by modern masters with a fascination for pointillism, such as Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso.

In terms of time, the show "Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh. Ways of Pointillism" spans the arc from the genre’s beginnings in 1886 through to its impacts at the beginning of the 1930s. Early works by Seurat, Signac and Théo van Rysselberghe can be seen, as can Signac's and Henri-Edmond Cross' later paintings, in which a transformation of the dots into small squares and mosaics can already be discerned. The exhibition concludes with paintings by the Fauvists (with their powerful colors) and Cubists as well as abstract works by Piet Mondrian.

Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh. Ways of Pointillism

16 September 2016 - 8 January 2017


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 19% off
  • Opening times

    • Wed 10:00-21:00 daily, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 220 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 110 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540), reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st and 3r floor.



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