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Pointillism

Welcome to the modern art/contemporary art movement of Pointillism. This article is written to try and help you get an idea of how the modern art/contemporary art movement of Pointillism began and to outline what it was about. Pointillism was just one of the modern art movements to dominate the 20th centaury. From reading these articles you will be able to see how one contemporary art movement effected another contemporary art movement. You will be able to see how certain modern art movements were particularly influential in the creation and inspiration of another contemporary art/modern art movement. We have seen Futurism, Impressionism, minimalist, Op Art, Post impressionism, Surrealism, and other Abstract art movements. Now it is time to look at the modern art/contemporary art movement of Pointillism. Please enjoy the article:
Pointillism
Georges Seurat, 'La Parade' (1889)

The Modern art/contemporary art movement of Pointillism succeeded the modern art movement of Impressionism. Pointillism was a natural progression from Impressionism as it was an extension of the idea that the artist could create a painting which represented an object/image as if you were viewing it at a glance.

The modern art/contemporary art movement of Pointillism was first coined as 'Pointillism' in the late 1880s. The great pioneers behind the modern art movement of Pointillism were the likes of: Georges Pierre Seurat, Paul Signac and Henri Edmond Cross.

There were few participants of Pointillism as the modern art movement was not taken at all seriously by art critics at the time.

The idea behind the modern art/contemporary art movement of pointillism was to paint in minuscule dots. The effect was a painting that looked dream like and fairytale like.

If you found this article interesting please read the other modern art/contemporary art movement articles outlining:Post Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract art, De Stijl, Expressionism, Conceptual Art, Fauvism, Futurism, Impressionism, minimalist, Dadaism, Pop Art, Pointillism, Op Art, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and other modern art, contemporary art or abstract art movements.

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