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Pointilismus

Pointilismus

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The pointilism style is a field of painting that is assigned to Neo-Impressionism and flourished between 1897 and 1910. It sees itself as a further development of impressionism. The main characteristic of pointilism are paintings made with dots, preferred colors are oil paints. The name is derived from the French verb pointiller, which means "to draw with points".

The interrupted colored areas make pointillist pictures appear light, airy and create the desired impression of inconsistency. The attempt was made to show the most realistic snapshots possible and only pure colors were used in pointilism. The painting style makes use of the additive color mixture. Only at a certain distance do the individual points mix to form surfaces and the human eye recognizes the representation in its entirety. The most famous representatives are the French artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who dealt with other styles in addition to pointillism. Georges Seurat is considered to be the founder of the style, but the painter Camille Pissaro is no less famous. Vincent van Gogh also tried pointilism. One of his works of pointillism is called "Interior of a Restaurant" and dates from 1897.

Pointilism artists were often underestimated by their contemporaries. Her painting was wrongly dismissed as childish. Art historians today believe that modernity would not have been possible without pointilism.

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