Art History – October

Seurat - The Seine at Courbevoie

The Seine at Courbevoie

Our next meeting will be on Monday 4th November when we will study the life and work of Post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat.  He was fascinated by the science of light and colour theory and the style he developed used dots of separate colours which, when combined by the eye, gave the illusion of colour mixing. Hence yellow and blue placed close together on the canvas would appear as green when viewed from a distance – a technique known as ‘pointillism’.  Bathing at Asnières, Seurat’s first large-scale composition can be viewed in the National Gallery, London.  We will watch the DVD ‘Point Counterpoint’ and then have contributions from the group.

Angela Deane