pointillism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

pointillism

(pwăn`təlĭz'əm): see postimpressionismpostimpressionism,
term coined by Roger Fry to refer to the work of a number of French painters active at the end of the 19th cent. who, although they developed their varied styles quite independently, were united in their rejection of impressionism.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Pointillism

 

(1) In painting, one of the names for a method used by the neo-impressionists in which tiny points of color are methodically applied. A synonym is divisionism.

(2) In 20th-century music, a type of notation characterized by the prevalence of individual sounds-dots over melodic motifs or chords. It is encountered in works by A. von Webern, P. Boulez, K. Stockhausen, and other avant-garde composers. Pointillism often results in the destruction of the melodic line.

pointillism

the technique of painting elaborated from impressionism, in which dots of unmixed colour are juxtaposed on a white ground so that from a distance they fuse in the viewer's eye into appropriate intermediate tones
www.artcyclopedia.com/history/pointillism.html
References in periodicals archive ?
Das explains, " I got the inspiration to use the technique of pointillism from nature.
1891: Georges Seurat, the French impressionist painter who was primarily responsible for the development of Pointillism, died.
Atonal technique, pointillism and chromaticism appear in abundance.
When he uses pointillism to create shadowing (with many of the dots being a fraction of a millimeter in diameter), you can't describe his attention to detail as loving or passionate.
Though, he has been in the sphere for quite some time but it was only in 1990s when he took it up serious and devoted himself to excel and introduce a technique Pointillism never viewed before in the art of calligraphy.
Though, he has been in the sphere for quite some time but it was only in 1990s when he took it up seriously and devoted himself to excel and introduce a technique Pointillism never viewed before in the art of calligraphy.
Added into this are only a smattering of other characters: her partner Haywood, who is rarely home, coming in and out of the narrative without real vision or active events past brief sexual encounters; Lisle, a childhood friend whom the protagonist seems to idealize in her remembered exploits as young girlfriends; and then the two characters-in-personification: the sidewalk, which our narrator walks on between nearly every plot action, and the letters she writes, which dot the text like beautifully rampant textual pointillism.
We are finally emerging from the European Commission's pointillism.
Unlike the French artist Georges Seurat who developed pointillism, her images are not static.
One Impressionist contemporary, George Seurat, developed the painting style known as pointillism.
That is exactly how you should look at paintings that use a style called pointillism.
Artists who use pointillism place tiny dots or points close together on their paper or canvas.