What exactly is a Neo-Impressionist? That's the question I was burning to ask when I heard the upcoming exhibition Radiance : The
Neo-Impressionists being discussed recently. I decided not to ask but rather to head home and investigate.
Here's a quick summary of what I discovered. Neo-Impressionism was an artistic movement and style which flourished from 1884 until 1935. It refers to an era where artists used a painting technique called pointillism. Small, distinct dots of paint were placed side by side on the canvas to form an image. The painting style was inspired by French artists George Seurat and Paul Signac.
The exhibition will be on display at the NGV International from the 16th of November 2012 until the 17th of March 2013
Radiance : The Neo-Impressionists will be held at the NGV International from the 16th of November 2012 until the 17th of March 2013. Tickets can be booked online or purchased at the gallery and are priced as follows: Adult $20.00, Concession $16.00, Child (5-15) $10.00, Family (2 adults & 3 children) $55.00, NGV Member Adult $15.00 and NGV Member Family (2 adults 3 children) $45.00. The gallery is open on every day of the week except Tuesdays from 10am until 5pm.
The exhibition will feature the work of Seurat, Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce , Théo van Rysselberghe and others. There are a number of talks, tours and live events running alongside the the exhibition. For more information click here.