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, 1863-1935343 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926314 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

The Viaduct
Henri Edmond Cross

Mericourt, Swimming
Maximilien Luce

Grandcamp, Evening
Georges Seurat

Bather
Hippolyte Petitjean

The Quai Conti, Daytime
Maximilien Luce

Three Men Seated
Georges Seurat

Intimacy
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Port of Rotterdam
Maximilien Luce

Locquivy, The Reef
Maximilien Luce

Woman at a Mirror
Theo van Rysselberghe

Les Fiances
Henri Martin

Girl in Bath
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Stone Breaker
Georges Seurat

Swimming at Mericourt
Maximilien Luce
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.