Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beach at Heist

Beach at Heist is a painting by Georges Lemmen. It was created in 1891. Georges Lemmen was influenced by Seurat and other neo-impressionists who exhibited their paintings in Brussels. This painting was created using Seurat's idea of pointilism. I really love the look and feel of this painting. The colors are so bright and vivid and reminds me of a summer sunset. The ocean looks nice and calm. To me, the boat on the shore symbolizes the end to a fun summer day at the beach. Also, I like the idea of pointilism because it is incredible to me that paintings such as this one, and ones like Seurat, can be created by using tiny dots for everything.

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