(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, 1854-192627 artworks
Henri Edmond CrossFrench, 1856-1910151 artworks
Maximilien LuceFrench, 1858-1941405 artworks
Henri MartinFrench, 1860-1943523 artworks
Hippolyte PetitjeanFrench, 1854-192937 artworks
Georges SeuratFrench, 1859-1891138 artworks
Paul SignacFrench, 1863-1935347 artworks
Theo van RysselbergheBelgian, 1862-1926314 artworks
Jan VijlbriefDutch, 1868-18951 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Women Bathing
Hippolyte Petitjean

Auxerre, the Cathedral
Maximilien Luce

Portrait of Octave Maus
Theo van Rysselberghe

Sous bois
Henri Martin

The Harvesters
Charles Angrand

Canal in Flanders
Theo van Rysselberghe

Workers on the Quay
Maximilien Luce

Women by the Water
Georges Seurat

Saint Cirq Lapopie
Henri Martin

La Donana, Venice
Henri Edmond Cross

Emile Verhaeren Writing
Theo van Rysselberghe

Factory near Charleroi
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.