(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, 1854-192629 artworks
Henri-Edmond CrossFrench, 1856-1910158 artworks
Alfred William FinchBelgian, 1854-193013 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941455 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943545 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192940 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891144 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935387 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926330 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
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.