A new way of making art

Jan 20, 2022 | Art Word

2 December

In 1824 Mr Chevreul is entrusted with the task of relaunching the historic Gobelins factory, after customers complained that the colours were dull and unattractive. Chevreul begins to study and realizes that the colours used by the Gobelins are the same as all the others, and concludes that it all depends on how they are combined. He writes a book where he illustrates how the intensity of each colour depends on the adjacent colours. Georges Seurat, born on December 2, 1859, reads the book and is struck by enlightenment. The social significance of art interests him relatively little, as an academy student he does not stand out, but he is fascinated by the effects of composition and colour. He creates a new way of making art, pointillism, where the compositions are created from small dots of pure colour, which will blend in the viewer’s eye. According to Seurat, the advantage of pointillism would have consisted in producing much more intense and luminous images than the traditional drawing on the canvas of previously mixed colours.

His belief, entirely positivistic, is that we must combine the rigor of science with the free creativity of art: “science frees from all uncertainties, allows one to move freely in a very wide range, and therefore to believe that one necessarily excludes the other is a double insult to art and to science”. How can we disagree?

admin

Latest Tweets

Contact us

We are here to answer any question you may have about our services. We will respond as soon as we can.

RELATED POSTS

Italy-England 3-4

Italy-England 3-4

new anti money laundering rules In 2018, the 5th European anti-money laundering directive was introduced. The intent of European Union is always to combat money laundering in all areas, including the art market. In the last year and a half it has been as if the world...

Becoming famous

Becoming famous

10 December On 10 December 1506, the rich Arte di Calimala commissioned Giovan Francesco Rustici to produce the bronze group of the Sermon of the Baptist, to renew the appearance of the Florence Baptistery and replace the marble group by Tino di Camaino on the north...

0 Comments