2nd September 2022 Dr Beena
Hello there! I hope you are reading the stories others wrote, and please give your comments as we love to read them😍😍. Today I wish to share something new about this painting. It was my art classwork. It is called Pointillism.
In 1886, George Seurat and Paul Signac developed this technique, branching from impressionism. Art critics coined this term to ridicule the works of these artists. The method relies on the ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to blend the colour spots into a fuller range of tones. The practice of Pointillism is in sharp contrast to the traditional methods of mixing pigments on a palette. Pointillism is analogous to the four-colour cyan, magenta, yellow and black printing process used by some colour printers. Televisions and computer monitors use a similar technique to represent image colours using red, blue and green colours.
In this painting, I tried to create a work by Seurat. It is done in acrylic paint, even though most earlier artworks were in oil. It takes great patience to make those images. Initially, I was struggling. I can get the idea on paper or canvas faster with watercolour or acrylic. With Pointillism, one needs to add the points of colours very close to create a similar picture. It took me six hours. However, I wish to add that it was therapeutic. For some, they felt it was taking too much time. Then the points or dots get larger.
I wish to thank my two art teachers, Stella and Jia Yang, for introducing us to different concepts of art. In that process, I am learning to practice a type of meditation😄. I suppose the cross-stitch work done by Dr Mathew George must take more time than Pointillism😄😄😄.