Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dress Up 2011: August's Art Theme

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte By Seurat

Without any further wait, the Dress Up art theme for August is.....


Pointillism is a form of painting in which tiny dots of primary-colors are used to generate secondary colors. It is an offshoot of Impressionism, and is usually categorized as a form of Post-Impressionism. It is very similar to Divisionism, except that where Divisionism is concerned with color theory, Pointillism is more focused on the specific style of brushwork used to apply the paint.

The term "Pointillism" was first used with respect to the work of Georges Seurat, and he is the artist most closely associated with the movement. The relatively few artists who worked in this style also included Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross.  Excerpt taken from Artcyclopedia.  

According to Wikipedia, Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. The term Pointillism was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.  

I hope you enjoy learning about Pointillism and have fun creating all your wonderful dresses based on this art movement!  I will have the Simply Linked link up and ready August 1st.  I can't wait to get started!

Don't forget to check out July's Folk Art inspired dresses!  If you haven't finished your July dress, don't fret,   just link it on that posting link when you finish!

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Cyndi said...

I can't wait to see all of the dresses done in the Pointillism's one of my favorites because that is the technique my husband uses to paint. Actually, it is basically the only way he paints! It's cool because not a lot of people do it! So this will probably be one of my favorites in all the styles you have chosen! :o)




I loved the idea ..... I'll do my .... I can not wait to see the dresses that will create.


Bimart´s ateliê said...

Angela sou professora de crianças de 10 anos e já dei nas aulas de arte a técnica do pontilhismo saiu cada trabalho lindo!Vou amar fazer!beijos