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1 Pointillism by Phillip Martin

2 Pointillism What can that possibly mean?

3 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.

4 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.

5 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

6 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

7 Pointillism Seurat began as a more traditional painter and later developed Pointillism. The Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat

8 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

9 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

10 Pointillism So now you know about Pointillism in art. But, if you want to know more,you can always a research Cubism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Constructivism, Fauvism, Pointillism, Dadaism, Realism, Post -Modernism, Modernism, Mannerism, Neo-Expressionism, and Romanticism. . . for starters.

11 Movements Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealism
More isms

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