In 1886, Seurat reshaped the dresses of several of the characters, notably enlarging the bustle of the foreground woman with the umbrella, and added pointillistic
touches of colors throughout the canvas.
In a pointillistic
painting, uniform areas such as the ocean or sky can be described with a limited color palette.
The result is a mixed success: there is some repetition, some of the surveys of contemporary developments are insubstantial, and the biographical approach is pointillistic
, though each section is introduced by the editor in an attempt to draw out major themes.
Here's why: The dance is composed from a finely transient palette of human gestures summoning up vanishing states of mind and elapsed moments, as if offering a pointillistic
reminiscence with an ever-shifting subject.
We finally learn that it is most notably to do with the creation of long lines (as opposed to 'pointillistic
' textures) and articulated sectional breaks reflecting stanza breaks (pp.
To rule out relational properties and changes as unreal would leave us with a type of history that is no more than an atomistic or pointillistic
chronicle of events devoid of all reference to eras, movements, revolutions, wars, and even killings where there is a temporal interval between the shooting and the death of the victim.
focus on the individual unit risks drawing attention away from the central task of economics, which is to explain how individual units interact in the whole economic cosmos.
So you just brush edge against edge, creating a brilliance for a second, very pointillistic
, and yet it is more explicit than ever.
The method depends upon the Q-Sort" technique, by which trained research assistants rate each subject in each segment of her life (on a scale of 1 to 9) on 100 a priori attributes, each on the order of "is critical, skeptical, not easily impressed," or "is self-dramatizing, histrionic." By making sure that the raters deal with only a single part of a given individual's life, and because of the intentionally pointillistic
quality of the Q-sort evaluations, independent evaluation with a common metric is made possible.
With its insertion of poetry and song, impressionistic (even pointillistic
) interior monologue, mythological framework, verbal play, and shifting point of view, it stretches the bounds of realism to breaking point.
Of course, following this image, the larger society is a pointillistic
construction, with endless dots for the human rights group to challenge.
Readers of The Current of Romantic Passion may find it difficult to overlook its rather pointillistic
organization into fifty-two small chapters, some bewilderingly cryptic.