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neo–impressionism

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noun neo–im·pres·sion·ism \ˌnē-ō-im-ˈpre-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of neo–impressionism

  1. :  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 play \-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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