mr. Essay

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Places Des Lices de Paul Signac: Un Homme Se Trouve (Hellenism and High classical styles) A little known, yet steadily rising poet and spoken word artist, Peter Nevland, once said in a group conversation, “In life, it has been my experience that the passion a person searches for is really not far in front of their eyes. They've just got to stop looking at all the big fancy things and check out all the sweet little bits of soul candy life leaves under their pillow. Too often I see this is the point of realization where people find something that really strikes chords in their heart...” Nevland’s ideas present a striking portrayal of the image in Paul Signac's Places Des Lices: A man spending time alone on a bench, hiding in shade from the summer sun, finding himself. Considering the ideals backing Hellenistic art styles, and the scientifically developed styles of design employed by Paul Signac, the relationship between Hellenism and Signac’s artwork has the aptitude to become adamantly licit. Hellenistic ideals include the expression of drama and emotion (Bellantoni). Likewise, Hellenistic art captures both the physical and emotional nature of its subject. Signac’s celebrity was born with his involvement in the Neo-Impressionist movement: a movement known to be revolutionary and emotional (Lee), the defining characteristics of Hellenism. Signac exercised Divisionism (also known as Chromoluminarism) (Budde). Divisionism is a technique in which small units of color overlap and reside close to each other to create a greater image. When viewed from a distance the eye blends the color creating the illusion of smooth color transition. This sort of coloring has highly scientific roots in color theory, and relates directly to color psychology. This nature of Divisionism greatly aids Signac’s emotional and flamboyant artwork. At first and close glance, Signac's Places

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