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  • One of the two swinging doors with the glass ports let into them moved outward behind the desk, and Paige caught a glimpse of a stocky, dark-haired, pleasant-faced man in a conservative grosse-pointilliste suit.

    Cities In Flight

  • While we cannot assimilate the luxurious periods of Latin nor the pointilliste style of the Chinese classics, we can enter sympathetically into the spirit of these alien techniques.

    Chapter 11. Language and Literature

  • Exaggeratedly enlarged images resembling pointilliste paintings mix with the more literal, their beauty disguising the flowers' significance in Japanese history, from badges of honour for Kamikaze pilots to trees growing in contaminated Hiroshima soil.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The notes that the artist has provided beside the five pictures she has chosen — Mantegna ' s " Introduction of the Cult of Cybele to Rome " and Raphael ' s " Saint Catherine of Alexandria, " both painted in the first decade of the 16th century, and three studies by the pointilliste Seurat for his painting " The Bathers at Asni è res " — provide an excellent account of what to notice about their composition.

    The Beauty of Geometry

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  • ...the river deadens
    everything - even the pointilliste stipple
    of green on syrup buds browns in this water.

    - Peter Reading, Severn at Worcester, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 22, 2008