The Birthday of a Great Artist

Under the heading ‘Figure in Space’, the Kunsthaus Zürich presents work by one of the fathers of modern art, Georges Seurat. A colleague of Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh’s, Seurat brought a scientific precision to bear on Impressionist painting. Where there was nothing but light and atmosphere he introduced rational dialogues between figures and the space surrounding them, as attested by the over 70 high-quality paintings and drawings the Kunsthaus Zürich has assembled from important public and private collections in London, Paris, New York and Washington.