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Pointilism

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rob van der ven

on 20 January 2015

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Transcript of Pointilism

Pointillism and more
The pointillists followed the
Impressionists
. These already looked at colour, and did experiments on how to create the most real and brightest colours.
They painted the sun light, as it changed.
Claude Monet 1840-1926 made numerous paintings of the cathedral of Rouen,
only to show how it changed with the shifting sun light
The pointillists went a step further, they used the power of the basic colours. If possble they would stick to the primary colours and black and white.
In stead of mixing the paint, they would make your eyes mix the colours.
By doing so they were able to keep the paintings much brighter.
George Seurat 1859-1891
is one of the most famous Pointillists
This mixing of colours is way more common than you might think.
Most of the pictures that you see be it pictures, posters, screens, are build up out of the 3 basic colours
In transparantly printing over another you mix the colours, older posters often still show the different colour pixels next to each other
Chuck Close (1940- ), a contemporary artist also started using the pointillist technique, but in a totally new different form.
Paul Signac 1863-1935
Like monet he painted
the light on a building
but in pointillist style
Seurat: Afternoon at la grande jatte
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