A branch of French impressionism also termed pointillisme and divisionism.
In principle pointillism is optical mixture of neighbouring colours at a distance. In its extremest form, the artist applies colours in tiny dots or small isolated strokes. Thus forms are actually more visible from a distance, because the viewer’s eyes blend the colours together. The inventor of this art is purported to be Georges Seurat (1859 – 1891). At least he was the main exponent of pointillism along with Paul Signac (1863 – 1935).
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