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[nee-oh-im-presh-uh-niz-uh m]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts.
  1. the theory and practice of a group of post-impressionists of about the middle 1880s, characterized chiefly by a systematic juxtaposition of dots or points of pure color according to a concept of the optical mixture of hues.
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Compare pointillism.

Origin of neo-impressionism

First recorded in 1890–95; neo- + impressionism
Related formsne·o-im·pres·sion·ist, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of neo-impressionism

  • They applied this primitive discovery with the feeble results to be found in Neo-Impressionism.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning

    Willard Huntington Wright

  • The beginnings of the movement designated under the name of Neo-Impressionism can be traced back to about 1880.

  • The importance of Neo-Impressionism, therefore, depends on two particulars.

  • A breakthrough in the use of colour lead to the hey day of romanticism and preparation for neo-impressionism.

    The Land of Look Behind

    Paul Cameron Brown