6.29.2009

Pointillism

One of the greatest things about being an art major was taking lots of different art history classes. One of my favorites was Art and the City at Berkeley that focused on Paris in the 19th century. Among other things, I got to learn all about Impressionism, which is my second favorite period in art history behind the architecture of the ancient Greeks and Romans (strangely, the two could really not be more different).

I loved Impressionist paintings and remember talking about them with Chris on a road trip we took. I think they are so beautiful. One of my favorite paintings is La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Which you've seen if you've watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off (another Seurat, The Circus, is in the background)


Seurat was incredibly interested in science and ideas relating color to feelings and moods. He is most famous for Pointillism, a style of painting where hundreds and thousands of dots are used in groupings with each other to give the appearance of color and fill that makes blending and definition look magical.

I've made shoes for other people, so I thought I'd finally make some for myself. I didn't know what to do with them at first, but then I decided to make them my Pointillism shoes. There isn't any image or recreational event on them like the Impressionists, but just a collection of lots of blue dots.




I love them! From far away they look especially cool. I think next time I may try a design with different colors and try some color optical illusions. Yeay for my new shoes!

1 comment:

Bradley and Jackie said...

Looks like you bought them that way! AWESOME JOB!