neo-impressionism

[ nee-oh-im-presh-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌni oʊ ɪmˈprɛʃ əˌnɪz əm /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts.

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.

Nearby words

  1. neo-darwinism,
  2. neo-expressionism,
  3. neo-freudian,
  4. neo-gothic,
  5. neo-hegelianism,
  6. neo-ju,
  7. neo-kantianism,
  8. neo-lamarckism,
  9. neo-latin,
  10. neo-liberal

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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British Dictionary definitions for neoimpressionism

neoimpressionism

/ (ˌniːəʊɪmˈprɛʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

a movement in French painting initiated mainly by Seurat in the 1880s and combining his vivid colour technique with strictly formal compositionSee also pointillism
Derived Formsneoimpressionist, noun, adjective

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