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, 1858-1941384 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943515 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192932 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891131 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935328 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926312 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

A Farm in Ezeaux
Maximilien Luce

Swimming
Maximilien Luce

Lucie Coustueier
Maximilien Luce

Les Andelys
Paul Signac

Corner of a House
Georges Seurat

Le Travail
Henri Martin

The sea and rocks
Henri Martin

The Dunes at La Faviere
Theo van Rysselberghe

Landscape at Bormes
Henri Edmond Cross

Bouillabaisse
Theo van Rysselberghe

The Red Stocking
Paul Signac

Notre Dame
Maximilien Luce

The Red Dress
Henri Edmond Cross
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.