As its own name means, this technique consists of painting with little points of pure color. At the eighth exhibition of Impressionism in 1886, a first alternative for crisis of languages was given. Shift from Impressionism to Pointillism was due to theorical and scientifical progress. Félix Feneon talked of "Scientifical Impressionism" and Chevreul composed his literary work: Book on Complementarity of Colors.
There are many investigators for these matters: Charles Henry discovered the effect of colors and lines on spectator in his Treatise on Scientifical Esthetic.
Now artists see Nature with their mind, not with their eyes. They have to overcome traditional visual conception in order to get a more intelectual one. This is the first step for later abstract art.
Each author should be seen as an independent entity, since he is influenced by one or several different ways.
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