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, 1854-192616 artworks
Henri Edmond CrossFrench, 1856-1910151 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941394 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943519 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192934 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891133 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935338 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926313 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

A Pond in Campine
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Circus
Georges Seurat

Boats
Henri Edmond Cross

A Table
Maximilien Luce

Aquarium Window (Sea-bream)
Theo van Rysselberghe

White Dog
Georges Seurat

By the Fountain
Maximilien Luce

Portrait of Mathilde Vereeken
Theo van Rysselberghe

Portrait of Madame Cross
Henri Edmond Cross
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.