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Pointillism was a very specific painting technique, connected to the Impressionist movement and which came about in the 1880's in France. The most well-known Pointillist artists specializing in pointillism paintings are Georges Seurat and Henri Edmond Cross. This style uses many small dots of paint, usually in bright colors to a pattern which forms an image. This makes pointillism oil paintings quite unique. Georges Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is the probably the most famous Pointillism technique oil painting of all time and is now available as a pointillism reproduction. Pointillism paintings rely on the mind of the viewer to blend the spots of color into larger areas of color and pattern, and so to visualize an image. Surprisingly, the basis of this visual trick on the eye and brain is used today in the manufacture of TV screens and computer monitors, known as RGB dots, as well as CMYK digital color printers and printing presses. These are the modern applications for the pointillism oil painting technique.
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