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Description of the painting by Georges Seurat “Dancing couple”


The Paris School of Fine Arts brought up a talented graphic artist and painter, whose name became known throughout the world. He became the founder of neo-impressionism. The master draws large compositions from figures and enjoys landscape motifs.
The formation of the worldview of Georges Seurat was greatly influenced by the delightful work of Rembrandt.
His works are distinguished by the grace of the picture and the correct layout of color combinations, including a mosaic-fractional structure.
Georges studies distances in a picture based on the sensations of light and color decisions, developing on this basis a new technique in painting - divisionism or pointillism. This technique assumes a writing style with small dotted strokes of a completely pure color.
In all his works, a clear and proportional link in the construction of the entire structure of the picture is traced, and the flickering acts as a complementary effect, which makes the picture whole.
For example, the presented canvas is a continuation of the stage action. The audience watches the dancing actors who entertain and amuse the audience with their perky dance. However, this is not an ordinary dance. As a rule, in all the performances held in small theaters, participants ridiculed human shortcomings, and this dance is a confirmation of this. The heroes portrayed by the couple are recognizable here
Similar scenes were often held on the streets and squares of Paris. And then one day, one of them was visited by an artist. To the depths of his soul he was touched by the original dance and the idea involuntarily arose to transfer it to the canvas. When considering this drawing, everyone will have the desire to join the dancing couple, speaking in front of a jubilant crowd of spectators.





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