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Pointillism and Divisionism are neo-Impressionist painting techniques developed in the 1880s that embraced new optic and color theories that state that the human brain can transform divided bits of color into an overall tone. Artists intended to achieve greater saturation with pigment mixed in the viewer’s eye rather than on a pallet or canvas. While divisionism refers to the act of dividing color, Pointillism refers to applying divided color with small, stippled brush strokes.

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Théo van Rysselberghe
Théo van Rysselberghe
Belgian, 1862–1926
Maximilien Luce
Maximilien Luce
French, 1858–1941
Maurice Prendergast
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American, 1858–1924

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