neo-impressionism

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neo-impressionism

[nee-oh-im-presh-uh-niz-uhm]
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.
Compare pointillism.


Origin:
1890–95; neo- + impressionism

neo-impressionist, noun, adjective
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