Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886.
Today we see artists and even add campaigns playing with this concept of deconstructing a picture by breaking it down to pixels, color blocks and even large dots.
It’s become very trendy to have a piece of art or a print in the home and DIY blogs are all playing with paint chips to create fun and playful wall art.
Connect the dots
Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter and noted for his innovative use of the painting technique known as pointillism. The first ‘connect the dots’ ever!
This beautiful painting with the subject’s face pixelated is a nice play on hidden identity.
Water color dots
This very clever portrait is the work of New York based artist Nathan Manire. When you see it from far away it suddenly merges to show shading, depth and detail. Up close it’s just a bunch of lovely water color dots. Source: The jealous curator
Lego master class
The creativity of people using Lego bricks clearly knows no bounds. This project by Italian designer Marco Sodano turned a portfolio based on the concept that “all children are authentic artists with Lego” into an official campaign with the company.
This lovely DIY project shows you how to make your own pixel art with water color from a photograph. I love the monotone grays used. Source: Wit and wistle
How cute is this oversized pixelated Bambi in a nursery? Pixels can be fun and playful too!
Paint chip art
Pick up a few paint chips from your local hardware store and start playing with them on your walls. I love the little framed aqua heart by gingered things
Cross stitch stamp
A modern twist on cross stitch is this lovely mural done with a stamp!
I hope you have enjoyed all the art and clever DIY’s in this post. No go forth and get creative!