An “ism” is a suffix at the end of many English words. It comes from Greek “ismos” and Latin “ismus”. You have seen it at the end of words like optimism, Buddhism, racism, favoritism, and terrorism. Pointillism
It signifies a belief, practice, idea, or movement. In art, there are many movements that end in ism. One of the most popular ISMs is Pointillism. Pointillism
Pointillism, just as it sounds, is a style of art using only dots. French Artist Georges Seurat, the founder of this movement in the 1880s, preferred the name Divisionism. It was the critics of this movement that gave it the name Pointillism. Georges Seurat Pointillism
When viewed from a distance, the eye blends the dots, in a process called optical blending. Even though no orange paint was used, red and yellow create the effect. The Eiffel Tower by Georges Seurat Pointillism
Seurat began as a more traditional painter and later developed Pointillism. The Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat Pointillism
Pointillism required so much patience. His most famous piece, took two years! Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat Pointillism
Seurat made over 3 million dots on this piece! 3,456,000 dots one at a time! Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat Pointillism
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat Pointillism At left you see a close-up of Seurat's painting. It is a close-up of the man laying down on the lower left. Even thought he appears to be wearing white pants, as you can see, the part of the pants in the shadow just above the grass has no white in it. It's only when you look at it from a distance that the colors blend in.
Value: The lightness or darkness of a color in relationship to black and white
Monochromatic Monochromatic color represents a harmony arrived at through variation in the value and intensity dimensions of a single color. Simply, this is a one-color plan that uses different tints, shades and intensities of the color.
Intensity: (Chroma) Chroma is the degree of purity of the hue when compared to a neutral gray of the same value. Gray scale Notice the Intensity of the fuchsia
Tint: HUE WHITE TINT Made by adding white to a color so that it is lighter.
Shade: Made by adding black to a color so that it is darker. + = HUE BLACK SHADE
Portraits You will get a copy of Your photo that has been Posterized in PhotoShop. You will see 7 different Values on your photograph in Gray scales. You will use carbon paper to Trace all of the lines onto poster board. You will need to pick 1 Hue: Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple etc. Next you will mix your own Paint color scale by mixing 3 shades and 3 tints. Once you decide the best colors, you will start using the dot painting method.
objective: The student will create their own Pointillism self portrait and learn about paint mixing color values.
Timeline: Day 1 & 2: The student will trace his/her Face on to poster board by using Carbon paper. (Progress Grade) Day 3: The student will learn about Mixing color values.
Timeline: Day 4: The student will mix 3 shades And 3 tints of a single hue into small containers. (Progress Grade) You will need to bring 7 small containers With tops to store your paint. Day 5-10: Using Q-Tips, students will Apply the appropriate color value to Their portraits, using only dots. Please Bring some Q-tips.
Supplies: You need to bring: You will need to bring 7 small containers With tops to store your paint. These can be old medicine containers, small plastic paint containers from Micheals or Hobby Lobby, small Tuperware, baby food jars etc. Q-tips
Quiz: You need to take a quiz over Information in this PowerPoint When you return to class. This will be a minor grade.