The painting technique in which dots of colour are applied to create optical effects. This technique was developed by Neo-impressionist painters such as Georges Seurat and Paul Signac who used the term 'Divisionism' to describe their theories of colour separation on which the technique is based. The two terms are frequently used interchangeably.

Georges Seurat La Luzerne, Saint-Denis 1884 - 1885


Georges Seurat
1859 - 1891