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Divisionism from Van Gogh and Seurat to Mondrain
January 2, 2014 - February 16, 2014¥600 – ¥1300
From the Wikipedia article on divisionism
Divisionism (also called Chromoluminarism) was the
characteristic style in Neo-Impressionist painting defined
by the separation of colors into individual dots or patches
which interacted optically.
By requiring the viewer to combine the colors optically instead
of physically mixing pigments, divisionists believed they were
achieving the maximum luminosity scientifically possible.
Georges Seurat founded the style around 1884 as chromoluminarism,
drawing from his understanding of the scientific theories of Michel
Eugène Chevreul, Ogden Rood and Charles Blanc, among others.
Divisionism developed along with another style, pointillism, which
is defined specifically by the use of dots of paint and does not necessarily
focus on the separation of colors.
This exhibition presents paintings primarily from the Kröller-Müller Museum
in the Netherlands, and features the work of Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh and Piet
Show your ticket to this exhibition and get ¥100 entry to Shukkei-en Garden.