Moored Boats and Trees

Moored Boats and Trees

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The Watering Can - Garden at Le Raincy

The Watering Can - Garden at Le Raincy

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Le Chahut

Le Chahut

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Young Woman Powdering Herself

Young Woman Powdering Herself

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The Circus

The Circus

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Factory in the Moonlight

Factory in the Moonlight

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The Quai Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame

The Quai Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame

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Morning, Interior

Morning, Interior

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The River Bank, Petit-Andely

The River Bank, Petit-Andely

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Woman with a Parasol

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Pointillism: Featured Works

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Georges Seurat developed Pointillism (at first called “Divisionism,” now a more technical term) along with Paul Signac as a reaction to both Impressionism and developments in optometric theory. Although Pointillism and Impressionism both contradict the rigid, skill-based values of Neoclassicism, the two movements are also, in some ways, complete opposites. Impressionist artists like Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir sought to capture fleeting, ephemeral moments of light by painting outdoors, not producing sketches or underpaintings, and using loose, thick brushstrokes. Seurat and Signac wanted, instead, to apply extremely precise, calculated, tiny dots of color, believing that the color could mix in the viewers’ eyes and brains instead of on the artist’s palate.

You can read more about the backstory of the preeminent Pointillist work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, at my.meural.com/editorial/37.

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Moored Boats and Trees

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The Watering Can - Garden at Le Raincy

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Le Chahut

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Young Woman Powdering Herself

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The Circus

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Factory in the Moonlight

Factory in the Moonlight

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The Quai Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame

The Quai Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame

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Morning, Interior

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The River Bank, Petit-Andely

The River Bank, Petit-Andely

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Woman with a Parasol

Woman with a Parasol

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