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Title: Pointillism


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Pointillism
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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande
Jatte1884, Oil on canvas 207.6 x 308 cm
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
by Georges Seurat, 1884-86 Seurats most famous
painting took over 2 years to complete. It
measures approx. 2m x 3m.
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Georges Seurat
  • Born on December 2, 1859, in Paris
  • Lived to be 31 year old
  • Interested in optical and colour theory, and took
    a scientific approach to painting
  • Contrasted miniature dots of colour that form a
    single hue to the viewers eye
  • Pointillism tiny dots of colour place
    side-by-side
  • Believed tiny dots of colour would make the hues
    more brilliant and powerful than if applied in
    brushstrokes

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On display at the Art Institute of Chicago
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Landscape outdoor scene
La Seine à la Grande Jatte1888, Oil on canvas
The Seine and la Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat -
Springtime 1888,Royal Museums of Fine Arts of
Belgium
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Gray weather, Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat,
1888,
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The Eiffel Tower by Georges Seurat, 1889,
California Palace of the Legion of Honour, San
Francisco
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The Circus1891, Oil on canvas
The Circus by Georges Seurat
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Details from
Details from The Circus by Georges Seurat
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Detail from La Parade1889, Oil on canvas
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Create Pointillism with Markers
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More Experimenting with Pointillism
  • Place dots of different colours side-by-side to
    create visual blends
  • Consider the light source with highlights
    shadows (value lights/tints darks/shades)
  • Create a painting applying
  • paint with a round brush or
  • cotton swabs in small,
  • side-by-side dots

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Related picture book
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