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Related to neoimpressionism: Post impressionism, Chromoluminarism


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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Similarly, faced by a 'divided' painting, it is best to first stand at a sufficient distance in order to absorb the whole, before moving closer to study the chromatic effects up close." For the first 20 years of his career, he received little recognition and neoimpressionism received negative criticism, even by those who initially supported it.
Seurat used modern characters interacting in nature, illustrating them with a mixture of colors creating a vivid and luminous effect, initiating the new direction of "Neoimpressionism."
Founded, about 1886, upon the recently formulated optical and color theories of such scientists as Edouard Root and Michel Eugene Chevreul, neoimpressionism sought to create a scientific method for the empirical division of tone used by the impressionists (see impressionism ).
In his short but productive life, this renowned painter founded a new art movement, neoimpressionism or pointillism.