Watercolor portrait: Georges Seurat | Watercolor by Martin Missfeldt

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Watercolor portrait: Georges Seurat

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This watercolor portrait shows the pointilist Georges Seurat (1859 - 1891). He has scientifically developed Impressionism and on this basis devised a painterly workflow. At the same time he remained quite normal, without serving the typical artist clich├ęs. I like Seurat.

I call my method "Neo-Pointilism" - although my paintings were not inspired by Seurat and his companions at all. Instead, the starting point with me was the color charts for testing the sense of sight, which one is presented with at the ophthalmologist or optician in order to diagnose a possible red-green deficiency. At some point, however, I got away from painting my own red-green testing charts. Instead, I use the idea of different sized dots. The process of perception is not thematized by the mixing of colors in the eye, as in Seurat, but by the distance of observation. In particular, this raises the question of the digital representation of images on the Internet. Here the images are simply always different, smaller, more compressed. Ultimately, I am a traditionalist who still believes in originals. My images are not generated by algorithms, and the digital form is not enough to experience the work.

It's a good picture - I'm satisfied! (which has not been so for years ...)

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