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Be transported to the beach in this video from the Children’s Video Tour, featuring Georges Seurat’s 1886 painting “The Lighthouse at Honfleur.” Seurat was interested in color and light and how artists could make a painting appear to shimmer or sparkle. He experimented with placing individual strokes of complementary colors—red and green, yellow and blue, orange and purple—next to one another. When viewed at a distance, these colors would mix in the viewer’s eye. Seurat’s style eventually inspired the artistic movement of neo-impressionism. On view in the West Building, Main Floor, Gallery 88. http://www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/tinfo_f?object=61383 ----- Find the Children's Video Tour at http://www.nga.gov/education/timetravel/index.shtm

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