Definition of pointillist in English:


noun & adjective

See pointillism

‘Further European travel during the course of his life left an indelible impression on his work, particularly the painting of the symbolists, impressionists, Nabis, post impressionists, pointillists, Paul Cezanne, and Henri Matisse.’
  • ‘His starting-point was the Neo-Impressionism of Georges Seurat, but instead of using Seurat's pointillist technique he investigated the interaction of large areas of contrasting colours.’
  • ‘The sheer size of both works easily reveals each grain of color within the picture plane so that they appear as contemporary reflections of the pointillist style of Georges Seurat.’
  • ‘As the foreword to the exhibition's catalogue notes, Signac has always existed in the shadow of the more famous pointillist, Georges Seurat.’
  • ‘It is remarkable to see that the Dutch painter Ton Dubbeldam often chooses themes that beautifully come together with his impressionistic and pointillist techniques.’



/ˈpoin(t)ələst/ /ˈpɔɪn(t)ələst/ /ˈpwän(t)ələst/ /ˈpwɑn(t)ələst/