Divisionism divisioniste chromoluminarism


A Neo-Impressionist style of painting, it was founded with the name Chromoluminarism by Georges Seurat in the mid 1880s in France. It is closely related to Pointillism and is distinctive from Impressionism for its separation of colors into individual dots, which are intended to interact optically on the viewer. This approach of juxtaposing pigments and manipulating light allowed the artist to avoid pre-mixing colors on a palette. Seurat's masterpiece, "La Grande Jatte" is the most famous example of the style. Other artists associated or influenced by Divisionism were Maximilien Luce, Camile and Lucien Pissaro, Georges Lemmen and Yvonne Canu. Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divisionism