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Pointillism

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Tracey Dovas

on 18 September 2013

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Transcript of Pointillism

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
by Georges Seurat
Painted in 1886
Post-Impressionism
Took 2 years to complete
7 by 10 feet
Currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Pointillism
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is so famous that it has been copied and recreated often:
A method of painting developed in France in the 1880s
Tiny dots of color are applied to the canvas

Relies on OPTICAL MIXING (the viewer's eyes blend bits of pure color placed next to each other)
When viewed from a distance, the points of color appear to blend together to make other colors and to form shapes and outlines.
Our project:

Pointillist Still Life
with Fruits and Vegetables
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