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, 1856-1910147 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941394 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943516 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192933 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891132 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935337 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926312 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

La Pointe du Rossignol
Theo van Rysselberghe

Paris
Paul Signac

The Beach
Paul Signac

Family of Swans
Henri Edmond Cross

Concarneau
Paul Signac

Bathers
Henri Edmond Cross

The Family in an Orchard
Theo van Rysselberghe

Eucalyptus, at Saint-Tropez
Theo van Rysselberghe

Red Rocks at Le Trayes
Theo van Rysselberghe

Bathers by the Sea
Maximilien Luce

Etude pour 'La Promenade'
Theo van Rysselberghe

Trees by the River
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.