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Pointillism

A point in Impressionism

In the 1880s, Impressionism
No doubt, you know about Impressionism a lot: you could mention the names of the famous artists and find with ease the exhibition at museums with gleaming water surface and the same image painted in different time of the day and of course you know the scandalous history of the First Impressionist Exhibition and could distinguish Monet and Manet. So, it is high time to switch to the next level: some additional details you would like to know about Impressionism. Read more
began to falter, and young artists tried to come up with new techniques, to rethink the popular style. They were called Neo-Impressionists.
Pointillism
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. The dots are close to each other, they can be round, square (an imprint of flat brush), or slightly elongated. If the composition is viewed from a certain distance, they will merge into a continuous picture. This creative method was invented by French artist Georges Seurat, who branched it from Impressionism
No doubt, you know about Impressionism a lot: you could mention the names of the famous artists and find with ease the exhibition at museums with gleaming water surface and the same image painted in different time of the day and of course you know the scandalous history of the First Impressionist Exhibition and could distinguish Monet and Manet. So, it is high time to switch to the next level: some additional details you would like to know about Impressionism. Read more
. Neo-Impressionism and Pointillism are often used as synonyms.
The colors on such canvases are usually bright, clean, and airy. Pointillists used the color range and subjects of the Impressionists, but with another technique — point brushstrokes - this was the basic difference between the art movements.
The Divisionists, too, used a similar technique of patterns to form images, though with larger cube-like brushstrokes.


At the last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, Georges Seurat presented "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" that was executed with miniature dots and small brushstrokes (the painting is exhibited today at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago). Some of the recognized masters condemned the innovator, while the others began to use his technique. For example, Camille Pissarro, one of the founders of the Impressionism
No doubt, you know about Impressionism a lot: you could mention the names of the famous artists and find with ease the exhibition at museums with gleaming water surface and the same image painted in different time of the day and of course you know the scandalous history of the First Impressionist Exhibition and could distinguish Monet and Manet. So, it is high time to switch to the next level: some additional details you would like to know about Impressionism. Read more
, had been painting in this technique for five years, thus supporting his younger colleagues.

Points in pointillism can be large - as, for example, in Paul Signac's "The Pine Tree at St. Tropez", or very small, almost imperceptible, as in "The Models" by Seurat.

Recommended artworks:
Kramola. Ziggy Stardust on a walk
Ziggy Stardust on a walk
50×50 cm
$780.00
Original
Svetlana Alexandrovna Malakhova. "The Maidens of Avignon."
"The Maidens of Avignon."
XXI century, 1.9×2.4 cm
$213.00
Original
Svetlana Alexandrovna Malakhova. "The Fall of the Maidens of Avignon
"The Fall of the Maidens of Avignon
XXI century, 100×2×150 cm
$3,545.00
Original
Svetlana Alexandrovna Malakhova. "Dough of Flesh."
"Dough of Flesh."
XXI century, 70×1×90 cm
$0.00
Original
Andrew Lumez. "Young Pine."
"Young Pine."
2022, 30×40 cm
$57.00
Original
Natalia Priputnikova. Provence
Provence
2021, 70×50×2 cm
$350.00
Original
Natalia Priputnikova. Dragonfly
Dragonfly
2021, 60×50×2 cm
$418.00
Original
Andrew Lumez. Winter in the countryside
Winter in the countryside
2018, 40×50 cm
$227.00
Original
Tatiana Shomina. Weightlessness
Weightlessness
2022, 70×50 cm
$496.00
Original
Svetlana Alexandrovna Malakhova. "The Moaning Torso."
"The Moaning Torso."
XXI century, 2×100×150 cm
$3,545.00
Original
One of the most expensive works of pointillists is "Au Divan japonais" by Georges Seurat (pencil, go

One of the most expensive works of pointillists is "Au Divan japonais" by Georges Seurat (pencil, gouache). In 2008, it was auctioned for EUR 4,992,750 at Sotheby’s.

Famous pointillists

Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross, Georges Seurat, a landscape artist Henri Martin