Georges Seurat at the Musee d'Orsay November 30th 2008 Georges Seurat, the leading force behind neo-impressionist painting, died in Paris in 1891 at the age of 32. (The cause of his death is in dispute, but it's likely to have been diphtheria.)
His final major work, Cirque, remained unfinished. It hangs today in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, quite possibly the most beautiful and emotionally moving art museum ever built.
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more