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A postimpressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.
[French pointillisme, from pointiller, to paint small dots, stipple, from Old French *pointille, engraved with small dots, from point, point, from Latin pūnctum, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]
poin′til·list adj. & n.
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pointillist- A painter who creates separate dots of pure color instead of mixed pigments; the pronunciation is PWAHN-tuhl-ist.
See also related terms for painter.
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|Noun||1.||pointillist - a painter who uses the technique of pointillism|
painter - an artist who paints
|Adj.||1.||pointillist - of or relating to pointillism|
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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n → Pointillist(in) m(f)
adj → pointillistisch
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