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Monday, 26 May 2014 10:45

Dutch Museum Brings Together Georges Seurat Works from Private and Public Collections

Georges Seurat's 'Le Chahut,' 1889–90. Georges Seurat's 'Le Chahut,' 1889–90. Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

‘Seurat: Master of pointillism’ opens this week at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. We spoke to the curator, Toos van Kooten, to find out more about the exhibition and how it came about.

Can you tell us a bit about the exhibition?

Georges Seurat is known for his meticulously stippled paintings and his eerily illuminated black-and-white drawings. His oeuvre comprises some 50 paintings and about 200 drawings, which became highly sought-after following his untimely death. The Kröller-Müller Museum is the only museum in the world that has five paintings to its name, including the famous painting Le Chahut. This valuable collection, assembled by Mr and Mrs Kröller-Müller in the early 20th century, is the basis for an exhibition devoted entirely to this great painter, with the underlying question: what makes his work so special and so well loved?

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