Simple Definition of pointillism
: a style of painting in which a picture is formed from small dots of color
Full Definition of pointillism
: the theory or practice in art of applying small strokes or dots of color to a surface so that from a distance they blend together
Origin of pointillism
French pointillisme, from pointiller to stipple, from point spot, from Old French — more at point
First Known Use: 1901
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