Pointillism - VCU School of the Arts

Pointillism Hundreds of colored dots form lines and shapes

Why draw with dots? Supposedly, physically mixing colors results dull colors

Optical Mixing: place two colors right next to e ach other to create an optical illusion which show s a third color. Create brighter picture

Dots in a pointillist painting can be as small as 1/ 16 of an inch in diameter!

Optical Mixing George Seurat

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884-86

81 inches X 120 inches 2 years to complete

Amazing devotion and concentration Approx. 3,456,000

1/16 inch diameter dots What scape would you

like to put on the wall in your room? Landscape? Cityscape? Seascape? Moonscape?

Paul Signac

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