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Orginal photo taken with Canon 60D of a top hat in an old model Rolls Royce. See “On The Town”. I took a seperate photo sans the crop, edited in PSP3 and painted ala Seurat in Dynamic Auto Painter and Painter Essentials4.

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Influenced by the Impressionists’ experimentation with color, Postimpressionist painter Georges Seurat worked with innovative techniques. On an enormous canvas, the artist depicted city dwellers gathered at a park on La Grande Jatte (literally, “the big platter”), an island in the River Seine. All kinds of people stroll, lounge, sail, and fish in the park.

Using newly discovered optical and color theories, Seurat rendered his subject by placing tiny, precise brush strokes of different colors close to one another so that they blend at a distance. Art critics subsequently named this technique Divisionism, or Pointillism. The artist visited La Grande Jatte many times, making drawings and more than 30 oil sketches to prepare for the final work. With his precise method and technique, Seurat conceived of his painting as a reform of Impressionism. The precise contours, geometric shapes, and measured proportions and distances in Seurat’s masterpiece (not to mention its monumental size) contrast significantly with the small, spontaneous canvases of Impressionism.

On The Town

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Comments

  • Hezzi7
    Hezzi7almost 3 years ago

    This is lovely! :)

  • thank you kimberley

    – SuddenJim

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 3 years ago

  • appreciate this robyn, thank you

    – SuddenJim

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent Work My Friend!
    :)

  • many thanks lee, hope all is well

    – SuddenJim

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 3 years ago


    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    August 31, 2011

  • thanks deb

    – SuddenJim

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 3 years ago


    Congratulations on wonderful work!!
    Deb, your host
    August 31, 2011

  • again, thank you much deb

    – SuddenJim

  • xzendor7
    xzendor7almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful Job
    Gives Us A Look Back At A Time When Elegance And Sophistication Were Paramont

  • i agree, thank you so much

    – SuddenJim

  • twistwashere
    twistwasherealmost 3 years ago

    it is interesting , how curving the arm , dhanges the tempo

  • thank you

    – SuddenJim

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • thank you andrea

    – SuddenJim

  • Patrick Reinquin
    Patrick Reinquinalmost 3 years ago

    Very well done!

  • thank you very much patrick

    – SuddenJim

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 3 years ago
  • many thanks

    – SuddenJim

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