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, 1858-1941400 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943520 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192936 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891135 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935342 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926314 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

La Sainte Chapelle
Maximilien Luce

The Stone Breakers
Georges Seurat

Wrestler
Maximilien Luce

Noon Landscape
Theo van Rysselberghe

Rotterdam
Maximilien Luce

Etude pour 'La Promenade'
Theo van Rysselberghe

Study of Nude
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Harvest
Charles Angrand

Jardin en été
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Sambre, Marchiennes
Maximilien Luce

Young Peasant in Blue
Georges Seurat
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.