Pointilism
(An artistic movement)

This movement is a subcategory of Post-Impressionism

Dates: 1885-1910

French artists who used discoveries from optical science to paint with "points" of primary colours, without mixing them. From a distant view, the eye cannot see the dots and blends itself the colours, and so the patterns of the painting appear. This breakthrough led to modern painting.
People associated with this movement
Charles AngrandFrench, 1854-192629 artworks
Henri Edmond CrossFrench, 1856-1910156 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941449 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943545 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192939 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891143 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935380 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926328 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Street Scene in Paris
Maximilien Luce

Labastide du Vert
Henri Martin

Morlaix
Paul Signac

Landscape
Maximilien Luce

Women Bathing
Hippolyte Petitjean

Restaurant Cyrano
Maximilien Luce

The Sambre, Marchiennes
Maximilien Luce

Entrance to Volendam Harbour
Theo van Rysselberghe

Bend in the River
Maximilien Luce

La Meuse aux environs de Namur
Theo van Rysselberghe

Doorway, rue Corot
Maximilien Luce

Laundress
Maximilien Luce

Portrait of a Woman
Hippolyte Petitjean

The sea and rocks
Henri Martin
Important dates
Founding date:  1885
Why 1885?: 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' by Seurat, which created the style.

End date:  1910
Why 1910?: Most pointillists were dead or abandoned the style.