This term refers to a group of artists, most prominently Seurat but also Signac and Pissarro, who moved from Impressionism to optical mixtures in the form of POINTILLISM. They were first seen in 1884.
a movement in painting as a reaction to Impressionism; originated by Georges-Pierre Seurat in the late 19th century, the movement used the technique of pointillism which uses dots or points of color which the brain automatically blends upon viewing it.
A movement in painting that was an outgrowth of and reaction to Impressionism. It was originated by Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859-1891), who employed a technique called pointillism (also called divisionism, or confettiism), based on the scientific juxtaposition of touches or dots of pure colour.