3PointillismAn “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.
4PointillismIt 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.
5PointillismPointillism, 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
6PointillismWhen 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
7PointillismSeurat began as a more traditional painter and later developedPointillism.The Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat
8PointillismPointillism required so much patience. His most famous piece, took two years!Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatteby Georges Seurat
9Pointillism 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 Jatteby Georges Seurat
10PointillismSo now you know about Pointillism in art. But, if you want to know more,you can alwaysaresearch Cubism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Constructivism, Fauvism, Pointillism, Dadaism, Realism, Post -Modernism, Modernism, Mannerism, Neo-Expressionism, and Romanticism. . . for starters.
11Movements Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealism More isms