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Pointillism

France, 1880's


Pointillism is a form of painting in which tiny dots of primary-colors are used to generate secondary colors. It is an offshoot of Impressionism, and is usually categorized as a form of Post-Impressionism. It is very similar to Divisionism, except that where Divisionism is concerned with color theory, Pointillism is more focused on the specific style of brushwork used to apply the paint.

The term "Pointillism" was first used with respect to the work of Georges Seurat, and he is the artist most closely associated with the movement. The relatively few artists who worked in this style also included Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross.

Pointillism is considered to have been an influence on Fauvism.
        

 
 
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Camille Pissarro 1830-1903 Caribbean/French Painter
Camille Pissarro: Girl with a Stick, 1881
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Gaetano Previati 1852-1920 Italian Painter
Paolo and Francesca
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Angelo Morbelli 1853-1919 Italian Painter
Fragilina
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Charles Angrand 1854-1926 French Painter
Le Pont De Pierre, Rouen
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Hippolyte Petitjean 1854-1929 French Painter
Reclining Nude
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Henri-Edmond Cross 1856-1910 French Painter
The Iles D'Or (The Iles D'Hyeres, Var)
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Maximilien Luce 1858-1941 French Painter
 
Giovanni Segantini 1858-1899 Italian Painter
The Angel of Life
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Georges Seurat 1859-1891 French Painter
Georges Seurat: Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte
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Theo van Rysselberghe 1862-1926 Belgian Painter
L'Ile Du Levant, Vu Du Cap Benat
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Paul Signac 1863-1935 French Painter
Paul Signac: Venice, 1909
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Georges Lemmen 1865-1916 Belgian Painter
The Beach at Heist, 1891-92
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Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo 1868-1907 Italian Painter
Washing in the Sun, 1905
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Lucie Cousturier 1870-1925 French Painter/Writer
 

 
 
 




 
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