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

Puy l'Evêque
Henri Martin

The Terrace
Henri Edmond Cross

Les Andelys
Paul Signac

La rue Réaumur
Maximilien Luce

Camille van Mons
Theo van Rysselberghe

Bouquet of Flowers
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Forest
Henri Edmond Cross

The Hedge
Georges Seurat

Landscape
Maximilien Luce

By the Mediterranean
Henri Edmond Cross

Bathers
Maximilien Luce

Landscape
Hippolyte Petitjean

Le Philosophe
Henri Martin

Small Beach at Saint-Tropez
Theo van Rysselberghe

Port de Marseilles
Henri Martin

Portrait of Madame Monnon
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Terrace
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.