In the 1800s, there were scientists who were studying color and light and how we perceived them. A lot of the material was too scientific for most people, but Georges Seurat was very interested the concept of our visual perception of tiny colored dots placed next to each other. He began to experiment with these concepts in his paintings.
Although this painting does not completely use pointillism, Seurat utilized some of it, knowing that tiny dots separated by small bits of white space added a glowing element to the overall picture.
This painting is huge: about 6.5 feet tall and almost 20 feet long. Seurat used only red, green, blue, yellow, and black and white.
Combining color science with art