divisionism

Discipline: Art

(1899)

A name first used by French artist PAUL SIGNAC (1863-1935) for a method of painting with pure color which later developed into scientific pointillism.

Signac proposed that to achieve the brightest and purest color, all those of the spectrum should be used, applied in small daubs or dots of unmixed pigment which vary according to the size of the painting. At a distance these fuse in the spectator's eye.

Source:
P Signac, De Delacroix au Néo-Impressionisme (1899)

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