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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.
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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
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Secondly, Pearl Harbor Christmas suggests an almost pointillist impression of immediacy.
Bryan paints largely in a pointillist style, lots of tiny dots making up the pictures, except for when large amounts of colour make up something dramatic, such as the yellow sky in Harvest Ending.
Aubyn shares Patrick's gift for observation, and his radar for pictorial and emotional detail enables him to capture just about anything in his pointillist prose, be it a mood, a person or a place.
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The pointillist style landscapes and interiors are reminiscent of neo-impressionists in their quiet, contemplative nature.
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The pointillist technique is part and parcel of the dynamic work Butt produced as part of an entire series of drawings utilizing the same approach.
This perforated skin gives the monochromatic facade depth and animation, and light percolates through the glazed strip with a pointillist delicacy.