neo-impressionism


neo–im·pres·sion·ism

noun, often capitalized N&I \ˌnē-ō-im-ˈpre-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of NEO-IMPRESSIONISM

:  a late 19th century French art theory and practice characterized by an attempt to make impressionism more precise in form and the use of a pointillistic painting technique
neo–im·pres·sion·ist \-ˈpre-sh(ə-)nist\ adjective or noun often capitalized N&I

Origin of NEO-IMPRESSIONISM

French néo-impressionisme, from né- ne- + impressionisme impressionism
First Known Use: 1892

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