neo-impressionism

Discipline: Art

(1884)

Name given to an artistic movement by the French critic Félix Fénéon after the exhibition of Le groupe des Indépendants in 1884.

Based on a color theory similar to divisionism and pointillism (all three relying on optical mixtures), the first neo-Impressionist painting was Baignade (1884) by GEORGES SEURAT (1859-1891).

By applying dots of pure pigment which fused at a distance, he achieved a color-saturated and luminous surface.

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