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Ponitillism from Birth to Adul

Pointillism has truly been the beginning of a new error within time itself. Its creation came from an offshoot of Impressionism, and is usually classified as a form of Post-Impressionism. It is very similar to Divisionism, but where Divisionism is concerned with the color theory, Pointillism is focused more so on the specific style of the brushwork in which was used to apply the paint. While being “A style of painting in which non-primary colors are generated, not by mixing of pigments in the palette nor by using pigments directly, but by the visual mixing of points from primary colors placed in close proximity to each other.” (Wikipedia.org) While George Seurat was credited for the birth of Pointillism, he used a normal scientific approach to his paintings abstruse color theories recedes somewhat. Seurat seemed to accept being known as a technician of art, and in doing so he borrowed from science the signs of its authority, including regularity and clarity of pattern. In doing so Seurat began to paint with a technique in which dots of unmixed color are juxtaposed onto the canvas. In doing this the dots blended together and created tones from when you would look at it from a distance. “This means that with the same set of primaries, pointillist generated a different range of colors…” (Wikipedia.org) Seurat also found that certain color combinations produced certain feelings, bright, warm colors made the viewers happy. While dark, cool colors can cause feelings of depression. In The Slid Show, Seurat used colors to create a melancholy, detached mood. The painting is brownish monochrome made up of green, yellow, orange, and blue dots and simplified, stylized shapes. Those shapes that can be read as figures are flat, vertical, two dimensional silhouettes. Seurat’s simplified, minimal forms can be seen as setting the stage for much of the twentieth century’s abstract art. Because of this the individual onlookers eyes create...

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