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, 1854-192618 artworks
Henri Edmond CrossFrench, 1856-1910151 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941404 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943521 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192937 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891137 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935345 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926314 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Saint-Maxime
Paul Signac

Regatta
Henri Edmond Cross

War Scene
Maximilien Luce

Evening, Honfleur
Georges Seurat

Landscape
Paul Signac

The Schlobach Sisters
Theo van Rysselberghe

A Venetian Canal
Henri Edmond Cross

Houses in the Trees
Maximilien Luce

Rainbow over Veere
Theo van Rysselberghe

Haystack
Maximilien Luce

A Factory
Maximilien Luce

Doorway, rue Corot
Maximilien Luce

The Bay at Sunset (Saint Clair)
Theo van Rysselberghe

Vase of Flowers
Hippolyte Petitjean
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.