PointillismAn “ism” is a suffixat the end of manyEnglish words. Itcomes from Greek“ismos” and Latin“ismus”.You have seen it at the end ofwords like optimism, Buddhism,racism, favoritism, and terrorism.
PointillismIt signifies a belief,practice, idea, ormovement. In art,there are manymovements thatend in ism.One of the most popular ISMsis Pointillism.
Pointillism Pointillism, just as it sounds, is a style of art using only dots. French Artist Georges Seurat, the founder of this movement in the 1880s, preferred the name Divisionism. It was the critics of this movement that gave it theGeorges Seurat name Pointillism.
PointillismWhen viewed from adistance, the eyeblends the dots, in aprocess called opticalblending.Even though noorange paint wasused, red and yellowcreate the effect. The Eiffel Tower by Georges Seurat
Pointillism Seurat began as a more traditional painter and later developed Pointillism.The Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat
PointillismPointillismrequiredso muchpatience.His mostfamouspiece, tooktwo years! Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
PointillismSeuratmade over3 milliondots onthis piece!3,456,000dots oneat a time! Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
PointillismSo now you know about Pointillism in art.But, if you want to know more,you can alwaysresearch Cubism, Surrealism,Impressionism, Constructivism,Fauvism, Pointillism, Dadaism,Realism, Post -Modernism,Modernism, Mannerism, Neo-Expressionism, andRomanticism. . . for starters.
Movements Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealism More isms