VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
'View of Arles', 1888 (ink on paper)
In our stippling worksheet below, the stippling technique is applied with great precision to convey the smooth tones of some basic forms. In Van Gogh's 'View of Arles', stippling is used in a more expressive manner to suggest the natural texture of a wheat field. With the exception of Pointillism - a style of painting where form is constructed from coloured dots - stippling is seldom used as a technique on its own. It is nearly always combined with cross-hatching in order to enhance its effect.