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Title: Neo-Impressionism: Pointillism


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Neo-Impressionism Pointillism
  • Christina Parker

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What is Neo-Impressionism?
  • Neo-Impressionism is a smaller movement connected
    to the much larger, avant-garde movement of
    Post-Impressionism
  • It is based on the system of applying separate
    colors to a surface so the eye will mix the
    colors, not the artist and his paints

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So, how did it come about?
  • French artist Georges Seurat studied the color
    theory of the time and formulated a precise
    application of painted dots that would mix
    optically. Seurat called this Chromoluminarism
  • Because of Seurats scientific breakdown of
    combining dots of color to create the illusion of
    color he is often stated to be the father of
    Divisionism, or Pointillism as we call it now

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To illustrate
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Key characteristics of Neo-Impressionism
  • Tiny dots of color
  • Clean, clear contours around forms
  • Luminescent (bright) surfaces
  • Artificial lifelessness in figures/landscapes

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Key characteristics continued
  • Paintings were created in a studio as opposed to
    painted outdoors like the earlier Impressionists
  • Carefully and systematically ordered unlike the
    sporadic, spontaneous strokes of Impressionists

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Neo-Impressionists
  • Georges Seurat
  • Paul Signac
  • Charles Angrand
  • Georges Lemmen
  • Henri Edmond Cross
  • Camille Pissarro

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Georges Seurat
  • Born in Paris, France in 1859 Seurat developed
    the Pointillism style, basing it off of the
    Impressionistic ideas, but going about it in a
    methodical way
  • He believed a painter could create harmony and
    emotion in art similar to how a musician creates
    harmony and emotion in music

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"Art is Harmony. Harmony is the analogy of the
contrary and of similar elements of tone, of
color and of line, considered according to their
dominance and under the influence of light, in
gay, calm or sad combinations. Georges Seurat
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Georges Seurat
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Georges Seurat
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Paul Signac
  • Born in Paris, France in 1863 he helped Seurat
    develop the Pointillist style and kept it going
    after Seurats early death in 1891
  • Felt Neo-Impressionism was a natural successor to
    Impressionism, and brought Seurats color harmony
    system to the attention of critics and writers
    who could promote it

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Paul Signac
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Paul Signac
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Paul Signac
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Charles Angrand
18541926
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Georges Lemmen
18651910
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Henri Edmond Cross
18561916
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Camille Pissarro
18301903
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Resources
  • http//arthistory.about.com/od/modernarthistory/a/
    Neo-Impressionism-Art-History-101-Basics.htm
  • http//www.impressionniste.net/neo-impressionism.h
    tm
  • http//www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/seni/hd_seni.htm
  • Google images

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Now for a bit of fun!
  • On these next few slides there will be a few
    tribute works to the piece Sunday Afternoon on
    the Island of La Grand Jatte, see if you can
    recognize the materials/media!

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Can you guess the medium?
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LEGOS!
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How about the medium here?
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Any clues?
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Aluminum cans!
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  • Just in case you were wanting to see how close
    the photo is to the painting

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Thats all!
  • Now YOU will create a Pointillism project of your
    own! Are you ready?
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