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Title: Pointillism


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Pointillism
by Phillip Martin
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Pointillism
What can that possibly mean?
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Pointillism
An ism is a suffix at the end of many English
words. It comes from Greek ismos and Latin
ismus.
You have seen it at the end of words like
optimism, Buddhism, racism, favoritism, and
terrorism.
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Pointillism
It signifies a belief, practice, idea, or
movement. In art, there are many movements that
end in ism.
One of the most popular ISMs is Pointillism.
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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 the name
Pointillism.
Georges Seurat
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Pointillism
When viewed from a distance, the eye blends the
dots, in a process called optical blending.
Even though no orange paint was used, red and
yellow create the effect.
The Eiffel Tower by Georges Seurat
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Pointillism
Seurat began as a more traditional painter and
later developed Pointillism.
The Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat
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Pointillism
Pointillism required so much patience. His most
famous piece, took two years!
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
by Georges Seurat
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Pointillism
Seurat made over 3 million dots on this piece!
3,456,000 dots one at a time!
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
by Georges Seurat
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Pointillism
So now you know about Pointillism in art. But,
if you want to know more,you can always
research Cubism, Surrealism, Impressionism,
Constructivism, Fauvism, Pointillism, Dadaism,
Realism, Post -Modernism, Modernism, Mannerism,
Neo-Expressionism, and Romanticism. . . for
starters.
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Movements
Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealis
m More isms
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