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25.04.2013

What is the point of pointillism?!

Green Class get straight to the point!

As part of our art topic, Green class are learning about pointillism. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure colour are applied in patterns to form an image.

Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. The term Pointillism was first used by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation. 'Neo-impressionism' and 'Divisionism' are also terms used to describe this technique of painting called pointillism.

For homework the children researched an artist of their choice and recreated one of their renowed paintings. We have displayed the work in Lambs Lounge. When you are next in school, come and visit this outstanding work. I am very proud to have a class full of creative children! 

   

   

During the summer term, the children will create their own individual piece of art work related to our topic 'Intrepid Explorer'.


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