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Q: What exactly is pointillism?

A: Pointillism is derived from a French word, pontmiller, which means to mark with dots. Pointillism is a technique used by artists who use very small dots of color together to form an image. When certain colors are placed next to each other, they enhance each other, and the painting may appear iridescent and full of depth. The classic example is George Seurat's painting La Grande Jatte. Linda Byard

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