Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of pointillism
Meaning of pointillism by Wiktionary Dictionary

pointillism


    Noun

    Detail of Georges Seurat's painting La Parade.

    pointillism

    1. In art, the use of small areas of color to construct an image .

    Synonyms

    divisionism


Explanation of pointillism by Wordnet Dictionary

pointillism


    Noun
    1. a genre of painting characterized by the application of paint in dots and small strokes

    2. a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye



    Definition of pointillism by GCIDE Dictionary

    pointillism


    1. Neoimpressionism ( nēoĭmprĕshŭnĭz'm ), n. ( Painting ) A theory or practice which is a further development, on more rigorously scientific lines, of the theory and practice of Impressionism, originated by George Seurat ( 1859-91 ), and carried on by Paul Signac ( 1863- - ) and others. Its method is marked by the laying of pure primary colors in minute dots upon a white ground, any given line being produced by a variation in the proportionate quantity of the primary colors employed. This method is also known as Pointillism ( stippling ).