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Was Van Gogh inspired by George Seurat?

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Van gogh did admire Seurat's works and they even painted a few pieces together. Seurat experimented with divisionism/pointillism and Van Gogh also dabbled in it a few times, mostly for experimentation, as can be seen in few of his self portraits (one with curled hat). read more

Seurat (1859–1891) and van Gogh (1853–1890) overlapped in time but little else. van Gogh’s mode was expressionism, which focuses on emotional display; his paintings display his violent neuroticism and tormented personality. His mature technique used extreme colors and broad brushstrokes; he worked with great rapidity. read more

Georges Seurat and Van Gogh It was in 1886 and 1887, the years Van Gogh lived in Paris, that Seurat became a principal figure in the avant-garde. Vincent recognized his importance and, later, referred to Seurat as undoubtedly the leader of the Petit Boulevard artists, his own name for a new generation of young artists. read more

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