An Evening with Georges Seurat
An Evening with Georges Seurat - November 8, 2019. 7:00-10:00 PM - at the Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, 104 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD.
Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was a painter and founder of the 19th-century French school of Neo-Impressionism whose technique for portraying the play of light using tiny brushstrokes of contrasting colours became known as Pointillism. Using this technique, he created huge compositions with tiny, detached strokes of pure colour too small to be distinguished when looking at the entire work but making his paintings shimmer with brilliance. Works in this style include the famous A Sunday on La Grande Jatte(1884–86).
Film segments highlighting this detailed Pointillist-Neo-Impressionist painter will be shown followed by a hands-on painting workshop led by Beth Hilliker. Complimentary refreshments will be served and random door prizes will be awarded. Join us for the fun! $48 includes all activities, art supplies, savory and sweet refreshments, and drinks. (Alcohol only served to those over the age of 21. Non-alcoholic drinks are also served.)
"Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist." ~ Georges Seurat