Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A postimpressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A method of painting in which luminosity is produced by laying on the colors in points or dots which are blended by the eye, invented by French impressionists; a form of impressionism. See the extract.

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  • noun In art, the use of small areas of color to construct an image.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France
  • noun a genre of painting characterized by the application of paint in dots and small strokes; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th century France

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French pointillisme, from pointiller, to paint small dots, stipple, from Old French *pointille, engraved with small dots, from point, point, from Latin pūnctum, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • The technique -- "pointillism" -- allows Jackson fans worldwide to sign up online to have a dot added in their name.

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  • This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots.

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  • The portrait is described as a one-of-a-kind work of art being created by Los Angeles celebrity artist David Ilan, who is using a technique called pointillism, that is, making a picture from hand-drawn dots.

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  • This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots.

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  • This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots.

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  • This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots.

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  • This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots.

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  • The portrait is described as a one-of-a-kind work of art being created by Los Angeles celebrity artist David Ilan, who is using a technique called pointillism, that is, making a picture from hand-drawn dots.

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  • This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots.

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