Neoimpressionism
Neoimpressionism Ne`o*im*pres"sion*ism (n[=e]`[-o]*[i^]m*pr[e^]sh"[u^]n*[i^]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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  • neoimpressionism — [nē′ōim presh′ən iz΄əm] n. a late 19th cent. theory and practice of painting, based on a strict scientific application of impressionist techniques, esp. pointillism neoimpressionist adj., n. * * * ne·o·im·pres·sion·ism or ne·o im·pres·sion·ism… …   Universalium

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  • neoimpressionism — noun A genre of French impressionist art that used pointillism to achieve a more formal composition …   Wiktionary

  • neoimpressionism — n. late 19th century French art movement based on pointillistic painting techniques …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pointillism — Neoimpressionism Ne o*im*pres sion*ism (n[=e] [ o]*[i^]m*pr[e^]sh [u^]n*[i^]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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neoimpressionist — n. adherent to the art movement of neoimpressionism, one who paints using the pointillist technique adj. of or pertaining to art movement of neoimpressionism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neoimpressionists — n. adherent to the art movement of neoimpressionism, one who paints using the pointillist technique adj. of or pertaining to art movement of neoimpressionism …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Seurat,Georges Pierre — Seu·rat (sə räʹ, sœ ), Georges Pierre. 1859 1891. French painter. A founder of neoimpressionism, he developed pointillism, the technique used in his masterpiece Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1886). * * * …   Universalium

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