Pointillism

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Pointillism

  1. 1. Pointillism The art of Georges Seurat 1859-1891
  2. 2. Georges Seurat was from France
  3. 3. Influenced by the Impressionist’s experimentation with color, Postimpressionist painter Georges Seurat worked with new techniques.
  4. 4. He developed a painting theory. He believed the eye could mix colors if small dots were placed near each other.
  5. 5. Seurat’s most famous painting is Sunday on La Grande Jatte
  6. 6. Over the past several decades, many scholars have attempted to explain the meaning of this great painting . For some, it shows the growing middle class at leisure. Others think it shows social tensions between city dwellers of different social classes, all of whom gather in the same public space but do not interact.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Georges Seurat went through a period when he used primary colors to see if the eye would mix them to make secondary colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Did it work? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Draw a picture.
  9. 9. Work on one area at a time
  10. 10. Do not mix your colors on your pallet.
  11. 11. Student work
  12. 12. Student work

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