Thursday, 22 February 2018
YOUNG ARTISTS... POINTILLISM
Pupils love Pointillism!!
Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement.
Painters George Seurat and Paul Signac primarily invented it.
As part of their technique they only used small dots of pure colour to compose entire paintings; pointillism used the science of optics to create colours from many small dots placed so closed to each other that they would blur into an image to the eye.
This is the same way computer screens work today!!! Pixels!!!
Pointillism reached its peak in the 1890s, however, many of the concepts and ideas continued to be used by artists in the future.