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Digital hand painting in a variation of the style of Georges Seurat known as pointillism. I wasn't prepared to take on anything as complex as Seurat's work but this is another of my digital painting "experiments" looking for a style to call my own. Not sure I'm willing to settle for just one! I'm enjoying a variety of styles and digital mediums. Thank you in advance for your visits and comments, votes if you should care to do that. I'll do my best to get to your work as soon as possible to thank you personally that way. The original photo that serves as the reference for this digital painting is my own.
Georges-Pierre Seurat (French: 2 December 1859 - 29 March 1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the technique of painting known as pointillism. His large-scale work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884 -1886) altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism. It is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.
Seurat took to heart the color theorists' notion of a scientific approach to painting. He believed that a painter could use color to create harmony and emotion in art in the same way that a musician uses counterpoint and variation to create harmony in music. He theorized that the scientific application of color was like any other natural law, and he was driven to prove this conjecture. He thought that the knowledge of perception and optical laws could be used to create a new language of art based on its own set of heuristics and he set out to show this language using lines, color intensity and color schema. Seurat called this language Chromoluminarism.
In a letter to Maurice Beaubourg in 1890 he wrote "Art is Harmony. Harmony is the analogy of the contrary and of similar elements of tone, of color and of line, considered according to their dominance and under the influence of light, in gay, calm or sad combinations."
Seurat's theories can be summarized as follows: The emotion of gaiety can be achieved by the domination of luminous hues, by the predominance of warm colors, and by the use of lines directed upward. Calm is achieved through an equivalence/balance of the use of the light and the dark, by the balance of warm and cold colors, and by lines that are horizontal. Sadness is achieved by using dark and cold colors and by lines pointing downward.
His two most famous paintings are probably Bathers at Asnieres and A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (which was the inspiration behind the musical, "Sunday in the Park with George"). Seurat died in Paris on 29 March 1891 at the age of 31. The cause of his death is uncertain, and has been variously attributed to a form of meningitis, pneumonia, infectious angina, and diphtheria. His son died two weeks later from the same disease. His last ambitious work, The Circus, was left unfinished at the time of his death.
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October 19th, 2013
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