Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: pointillisme, from point 'spot'

pointillism

noun
     
Related topics: Painting and Drawing
poin‧til‧lis‧m [uncountable]
AVP a style of painting popular in the late 19th century that uses small spots of colour all over the painting, rather than brush strokes
pointillist adjective
pointillist noun [countable]

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