This gallery exhibits artworks painted using a technique known as divisionism. This technique was developed in 1884 by Georges Seurat and is prominently shown in his painting "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte". Divisionism is characterized by the use of small bits of paint used to create a whole picture. Seurat's style of divisionism would become known as pointillism. This is characterized by the use of small, unblended dots of paint. Van Gogh would go on to develop a form of divisionism known as impasto. This technique was less concerned with the use of unblended colors, but rather strokes of a color to create texture within a painting. The use of impasto is especially evident in van Gogh's famous "The Starry Night". You can see how the layering of brush strokes and use of contrasting colors really makes images like the moon stand out in the painting. I chose this theme for my gallery because I found the technique itself fascinating. Viewers will be able to see first hand what I am talking about. From a distance you can clearly see what the subject of a particular painting is, like a house in Camille Pissarro's "Peasants' Houses, Eragny". However from close up the image becomes distorted and abstract. This is caused by the use of dots of unblended color rather than conventional painting. I think I like this so much because it is a way of painting a subject while still leaving a lot of interpretation up to the viewer.This technique can be appreciated by zooming in on the paintings, examining the small paint blots, and then zooming out again to view the piece in a whole new way. Also I was drawn to the hazy pictures that this technique produces because they seemed to me somewhat mystical and enchanting. Viewers of this gallery can expect to see a lot of paintings about the beauty of both nature and civilization.