The spread of neo-impressionism

In addition to Seurat. Master of pointillism, the Kröller-Müller Museum also shows the spread of neo-impressionism among artists in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. While Seurat is the undisputed founder of the new style, his colleague and friend Paul Signac acts as the spokesman and fervent propagator thereof. Via the Brussels avant-garde group Les Vingt, Belgian artists such as Henry van de Velde, Théo Van Rysselberghe and Georges Lemmen become acquainted with Seurat’s aesthetic and start working in his style.

The Netherlands also has a group of followers, including Jan Toorop, Johan Joseph Aarts, Hendricus Petrus Bremmer and Jan Vijlbrief. With some 60 paintings by these painters, and artists like Maximilien Luce, Henri Edmond Cross and Johan Thorn Prikker, among others, the museum reveals the strong influence that Seurat exerted on a whole generation of artists.

Overview Seurats followers with art works from Paul Signac, collection Kröller-Müller Museum. Fotographer: Marjon Gemmeke

Overview Seurats followers with art works from Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet en Alfred Sisley, collection Kröller-Müller Museum. Fotographer: Marjon Gemmeke

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