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JOURNAL 2008

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Impressions at sunrise

Finding the inner muse

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SUMMER 2008

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A portrait in composure

This is not art

A gleaming spark

Painting shadows

A gypsy dreaming

Colored points of light

Mirroring a marriage

Impressions at sunrise

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SUMMER 2008
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POINTS OF COLORED LIGHT

Seurat

Sunday afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte. Georges Seurat. 1884. Art Institute of Chicago. A figure with an umbrella, demonstrating the use of "points" within the composition.

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82), American poet

This painting, two years in its execution, is an example of pointillism. In pointillism, small distinct points of primary color are placed next to each other on the canvas and the mind blends them, creating the impression of secondary and tertiary colors. Designated as one of the most significant paintings of the 19th Century, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte altered the course of modern art and marks the beginning of neo-impressionism.

 

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