Neoimpressionism

Ne`o*im*pres"sion*ism

(n`*m*prsh"n*z'm), n. (Painting) A theory or practice which is a further development, on more rigorously scientific lines, of the theory and practice of Impressionism, originated by George Seurat (1859-91), and carried on by Paul Signac (1863- -) and others. Its method is marked by the laying of pure primary colors in minute dots upon a white ground, any given line being produced by a variation in the proportionate quantity of the primary colors employed. This method is also known as

Pointillism

(stippling).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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