Seurat’s influence on Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s highly original interpretation of Seurat’s pointillism, the use of separate dots of unmixed colour, gradually paved the way for a strikingly individual and expressive method of applying colour in streaks and dashes which would henceforth typify Van Gogh’s brushstroke no less than his drawing style.

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

I wondered how he developed that “streaks and dashes” style! Makes sense now.