Let's make it look like Seurat's painting in Photoshop
In the mid-19th century, the invention of photography and the advent of optics forced painters to explore new art. Before photography was invented, painters' attention was focused solely on how realistically they depict reality.
Painters who had no choice but to seek new art, one of them was Impressionism, which drew objects that change subtly according to the light of the sun in a bright outdoor environment.
What the Impressionists wanted to paint was light. The reason why the Impressionists wanted to paint light was because they believed that all things in the world had their shape revealed by light, and that the feeling and shape changed according to the strength and weakness of light. The Impressionists tried to quickly paint the instantaneous image of an object that was changed in a strange moment by the rays of the sun.
However, the Impressionists tried to paint a picture as bright as light, but they could not avoid making the picture cloudy.
In 1886, a painter who could solve this problem of Impressionist art appeared, and he was Georges Seurat (1859-1891). The above picture is Seurat's masterpiece <Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte; A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte>. Seurat, like his senior Impressionist painters, was interested in the reproduction of sparkling light.
Seurat painted in a way different from that of his predecessors, Impressionists. Seurat did not simply capture the impression of light and transfer it to the canvas. Instead, he persistently analyzed light scientifically. Then, I took a color dot and transferred it to the canvas. Georges Seurat, who understood better than anyone else, that colors become cloudy due to subtractive mixing, did not mix colors. Instead, he overcame the problems of Impressionism by using the pointilism technique of painting small dots of pure color.
Today I would like to change one of my travel images to something similar to Seurat's pointillism.
Below are some street photos I took during my trip to Portugal. I'm trying to change this seemingly ordinary photo using pointillism.
First, move Filter---> Pixelate like below.
You can resize the cells to any shape you want.
Then, adjust the saturation, contrast, brightness, etc. to get the image you want.
Seurat spent two years drawing one work. Because I had to complete the painting by making small dots on a large canvas that is over 3 meters high. Would Seurat be happier if Photoshop had existed at that time? Below is the finished look.
Évora, Sintra in Portugal.
A long time ago, I traveled to Évora and Sintra, Portugal for my husband's seminar. Today, I picked some of my favorite photos from that time.
In Sintra, I realized how enjoyable it is to take pictures. Even if you take a picture of a pretty town from any angle, it makes you feel as if it is a painting.
If you travel to Portugal, you will often see murals made with blue-painted tiles on buildings or cathedrals. These murals are called azulejos.
Azulejos belong to the art world of Spanish and later Portuguese traditional tiles. Their production begins in the 14th century with the arrival of the Moorish invaders. The word azulejo comes from the Arabic (al zulaycha), meaning a small polished stone.
Originally they had neutral tones and simple geometric shapes. Blue and white were initially the focus of color. Blue dominates in azulejos, but the name does not mean azul or blue in Portuguese.
Alicatados described tile mosaics as the earliest type of azulejos in the 13th century. These glazed tiles were very simple and can be seen today at the Alhambra in Granada. Alicatado is an expensive process that requires a lot of manual work for cutting tiles.
Trams that run through the hilly alleys of Lisbon, along with cathedrals and monuments, are a great cultural heritage of Portugal.
The University of Évora is a public university in Évora, Portugal. It is the second oldest university in the country, established in 1559 by the cardinal Henry, and receiving University status in April of the same year from Pope Paul IV, as documented in his Cum a nobis papal bull.
The Roman Temple of Évora, also referred to as the Templo de Diana is an ancient temple in the Portuguese city of Évora. The temple is part of the historical centre of the city, which was included in the classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Sea story, digital art, seascape with various feelings
The sea is not always shaped the same. The shape of the sea is constantly changing, such as the rushing waves, the wind, and the colors created by the sun's rays. With these changes, the sea approaches us in various ways. I took the time today to create a digital image of this feeling of the sea.
Myungja Anna Koh