1.1. DEFINITION OF POINT
The point is the smallest plastic expression element. The purpose of the point is to locate a position.
It is usually rounded, but can also be squared, triangular, irregular…
The point can present different sizes. If the size is too big, the point will be considered as a plane in our canvas.
“A point is a small bit of colour put by the artist on the canvas. It is neither a geometric point nor a mathematical abstraction; it is extension, form and colour. This form can be a square, a triangle, a circle, a star or something more complex. The point is the most concise form but, according to its placement on the basic plane, it will take a different tonality. It can be isolated or resonate with other points or lines.” Wassily Kandinsky.
1.2. THE EXPRESSIVE POWER OF THE POINT
Changing the shapes, colours and sizes of points, we can create a sensation of depth.
Using the technique of pointillism, you can create a painting by using only points.
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. George Seurat.