Inspired by Georges Seurat, The Young Woman Powdering Herself, 1888-90.
Seurat uses a luminous mix of colours to portray the image of his mistress Madeline Knobloch, and is one of the very few images to reveal anything of his personal life. The painting uses the pointillist style, which Seurat invented with his fellow neo-impressionists. Seurat expressed through one of his letters that he found luminous hues to be gay, where as the dark dull hues he saw as sad. The pointillist technique is a precise method of painting in which the hues are not mixed on the canvas but rather by the eyes. Seurat developed this technique having read the recent colour theory of Scientific Aesthetics by the academic Charles Henry of how hues worked best together on the canvas. We used this inspiration to animate the techniques of pointillism.