We’re often told that art and science are two different schools of thought. However, George Pierres Seurat (1859–1891) will make you believe differently. He paved the way for Divisionism and Pointillism by departing from the regular brushstrokes and instead painting with small coloured dots. Using scientific optical laws and colour schema, he created a new language of art.
His theories come into play beautifully in his most famous work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884), which took two years to complete.