Description of the painting by Georges Seurat “Voil”

Description of the painting by Georges Seurat Voil

French artist Georges-Pierre Seurat is a prominent representative of post-impressionism, which made a significant contribution to the development of artistic art. He is the founder of neo-impressionism, as well as the creator of the original style in painting – pointillism (from the word point).

A great impression on Seura was made by the work of the Impressionists. He admired the freedom to play bright colors on their canvases, but at the same time, he did not adhere to the main principle of impressionism – the immediacy of a fleeting impression, being sure that science and art should not contradict each other, but on the contrary, they can complement each other.

The artist approached the creation of his own style as a kind of scientific experience, trying to streamline the composition and achieve accuracy in every stroke. With his audience, Seurat spoke in a completely new language, through a combination of color dots, strokes, or strokes, forming a holistic image, it is worth moving away from them a little further. During the lifetime of the artist’s masterpieces was not appreciated by his contemporaries. Over the entire period of his work Seurat was able to sell only a few landscapes. However, subsequent generations have already appreciated his work.

The artist wrote his work “Voil” in 1883. Also, like most of the works of Seurat, it is best to look at it, departing from the work by several steps. Then the scattered dark strokes merge into a single piece with chalk – a portrait of a lady, the top half of whose face is covered by a black veil. The predominance of black and the strokes superimposed on each other create a severe anxiety atmosphere.

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