is a style of painting that was popular among the French
Neo-Impressionists of the late 19th century. It involves
the practice of applying small strokes or dots of contrasting
pigment to a surface so that from a distance the dots blend
together into solid forms.
In a sense,
this is what a computer does every time it draws an image
using colored pixels. But because pixels are so small,
computer monitors don't give us that gentle Neo-Impressionist
admiring the paintings of Seruat and Pissarro, and inspired by
this clever painting
tool, I decided that I would try to design an image
processing filter that lent computer pictures a pointillist
Detail from "Entrée du port de Honfleur"
by Georges Seurat. Oil on canvas, 54 x 65 cm.