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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.

Chronological Listing of Pointillist Painters
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Camille Pissarro 1830-1903 Caribbean/French Painter
Gaetano Previati 1852-1920 Italian Painter
Angelo Morbelli 1853-1919 Italian Painter
Charles Angrand 1854-1926 French Painter
Hippolyte Petitjean 1854-1929 French Painter
Henri-Edmond Cross 1856-1910 French Painter
Maximilien Luce 1858-1941 French Painter
Giovanni Segantini 1858-1899 Italian Painter
Georges Seurat 1859-1891 French Painter
Theo van Rysselberghe 1862-1926 Belgian Painter
Paul Signac 1863-1935 French Painter
Georges Lemmen 1865-1916 Belgian Painter
Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo 1868-1907 Italian Painter
Lucie Cousturier 1870-1925 French Painter/Writer



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