pointillism Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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pointillismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɔɪn.tɪ.lɪ.zəm/ /ˈpwæn-/  us   /ˈpwæn.tə.lɪ-/ specialized
a style of painting developed in France at the end of the 19th century in which a painting is created out of small spots of pure colour that seem to mix when seen from far away
pointillist
adjective, noun [C] uk   us   /-lɪst/ specialized
Seurat's "Une Baignade" is a well-known pointillist painting. Seurat and Signac were two of the most famous Pointillists.
Translations of “pointillism”
in Chinese (Traditional) (19世紀末興起於法國的)點描畫法…
in Chinese (Simplified) (19世纪末兴起于法国的)点彩画法…
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