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pointillism in Painting and drawing topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpointillismpoin‧til‧lis‧m /ˈpwæntɪlɪzəm, ˈpɔɪn-/ noun [uncountable]  AVPa style of painting popular in the late 19th century that uses small spots of colour all over the painting, rather than brush strokespointillist adjectivepointillist noun [countable]
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pointillismIn its slightly earlier day, pointillism had also had a progressive artistic programme.In arguing for pointillism, he quoted the scientific treatises consulted by Seurat and even printed mathematical equations.