Divisionism, Cubism, and Jean Metzinger
Art

Divisionism, Cubism, and Jean Metzinger

A study of Jean Metzinger, the French artist painting at the beginning of the 20th century, incorporates a number of ‘isms in his work. Early in his career, his influences were those of the post-impressionists, in particular, the works of Seurat. Pointillism came out of the color studies of the time and gradually developed into … Continue reading

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.
Art / essay

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.

A Brief Look at Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte:   Art Elements The various elements of this painting form carefully balanced verticals all across the canvas, repeated with the trunks of trees and the rather stiff figures. Partly responsible for the sedate atmosphere, these verticals support the verdant background, … Continue reading