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, 1854-192628 artworks
Henri Edmond CrossFrench, 1856-1910155 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941438 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943537 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192938 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891143 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935363 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926322 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Portrait of a Boy
Maximilien Luce

Path in the Country
Charles Angrand

Portrait of Alice Sethe
Theo van Rysselberghe

Haystack
Henri Martin

Farmyard
Maximilien Luce

River in Saint-cir
Henri Edmond Cross

L'Heure Embrasee
Theo van Rysselberghe

Asnières
Paul Signac

Terrasse en été
Henri Martin

Forest Path, Barbizon
Georges Seurat

Venice
Paul Signac

Quilleboeuf
Paul Signac

Le Crotoy, Downstream
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.