What is Pointillism?
It is a very curious and interesting art form. It is painted things without using brushes as one would be used to seeing that it is, even in very particular cases brushes not even used. The pointillism technique consists of creating images and drawings from points, yes precisely points and is giving it that name.
The first artist to work with this technique was Georges Pierre Seurat, regarded as the founder of neo-impressionism. So it is clear to us Impressionism and the neompresionismo are not meant to reflect a reality, try to produce a "lasting impression" that appreciates art, which achieved with many innovative techniques. Seurat, who was wealthy, but not very illustrious family of young studied drawing and their teachers consider it promising, getting you enter to study at prestigious schools, yet was considered a mediocre artist and he apparently understood that as well was.
However studying color and very carefully to the great masters, Seurat develops pointillism as an alternative to the appreciation of color, because using small dots of the basic colours achieved results more than notable and works of art that make the observer to build a wide range of colors and shapes in a way defined from these fuzzy points. This caught the attention of other young artists who joined him, although it was more difficult to persuade "more experienced" people so it always refused to exhibit in galleries of Fame.
Seurat and pointillism in general are reconciled to color with pure art theoreticians, i.e. it brings together science with art, although more than a reconciliation makes to understand all that there is no difference or contradiction between theory and practice, as many understood it at first, today something similar happens and understand that a scientist lives latent in every artist and a scientist lives a latent artist.
The derivative of pointillism works take art to explore new paths. This technique, you could say it is a precursor of modular art, in which a repetitive figure is used to play back the images; It is also the lithographic techniques and modern printing, in which points are used to reproduce the images on paper, it would suffice that we were using a magnifying glass to see a photograph in a newspaper; It is also a precursor of displays of cathode-ray television, computer monitor screens and who knows more. Basically it is a very simple technique that is carried to the art of the most ingenious and versatile way imaginable.