Friday, July 20, 2007

Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy

Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY. "...The Italian Divisionists — so called for the painting technique they employed, namely the 'division' of color via individualized brushstrokes — were active in Italy during the 1890s and early 1900s. These painters remained grounded in academic traditions culled from Italy's rich visual heritage, yet they took cues from the modernist practices happening elsewhere in Europe—primarily those of the French Neo-Impressionists, or Pointillists—and drew on chromatics and optics to develop an idiom that was all their own."


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