20th Jan 2022 Dr Beena
Hello everyone😊. I want to share this aspect of art that I just learned. It is called Pointillism. Hm………….now I have never heard of this word. So let us delve in and see what it means.
I did this art classwork yesterday. However, it took me six hours to complete. At the end of the work, I was tired☹. Then my art teacher informed the class that this type of art is called Pointillism.
What is Pointillism? It is a type of art that began in 1886 by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. In this technique, small distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to create an image. It is a branch of Impressionism. Here, I used acrylic paint as we do not want the colours to bleed as what happens in watercolour painting. In Pointillism, despite adding on colours, they remain distinct. Of course, the mainstream artists ridiculed their work and coined the term Pointillism☹. What is new here? We are still the same, despite many years of civilisation and progress?” 😊😊.
Anyway, I wanted to write my thoughts today as my friend Radzi remarked something this morning. I send Friday morning greetings with a message. This morning the greeting was ” Happy Friday, may your weekend be as cheerful as this garden”. Now Radzi found this strange. How is it that garden which is inanimate be cheerful? He said, ” I always think I am cheerful. The garden makes people cheerful”. Hmm, set me thinking. Then I replied, ” Well, this garden is alive and cheerful for me.”
Imagine a garden where the plants are dying; even the garden will not feel cheerful☹. I felt that Radzi opened my eyes to something I never reflected. I realised that I wanted to go to the nursery when I was down. Before I go, I tell myself that I will not purchase any plants. However, when I am there, the plants cheer me up, and I buy more plants than I need😊😊. When someone gives me a gift of plant, I feel elated😊. Has anyone had a similar experience? Please share your thoughts😊😊.
Till the next musing, stay safe and cheerful😊.