Several artists over the last hundred years have utilized halftoning
in paintings by using stippling.
In these paintings, artists put dots of primary or complimentary colors on
the canvas to achieve a certain color blend when viewing the painting at a
This approach, which is known as pointillism, contrasts with the conventional
approach of mixing colors on a palette before applying the paint using
sweeping and fine strokes.
The founder of pointillism is
Pointillism, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is "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."
Pointillism was a French movement of the late 1800s that was an offshoot
Other pointillists of the era were
van Rysselberghe, and
Gallery of artwork by Georges-Pierre Seurat.
A few artists of the 1900s exhibit pointillism in some of their works.
- Chuck Close
- Roy Lichenstein
- Sigmar Polke
- Dieter Roth
- "Based on Rhine" 1969 in Chocolate and Steel
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