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pointillism


We screeched past the mob: hundreds of faces, a fleshy pointillism of anger aimed right at me.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer’s eye
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developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France
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  • We screeched past the mob: hundreds of faces, a fleshy pointillism of anger aimed right at me.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I love these little things, this pointillist approach to verisimilitude, the correction of detail that cumulatively gives such satisfaction.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The crowds by the rails thickened, their faces a pointillism of colors, the dappling sound of distinct voices now blending into a sustained shout.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pointillism [8] , impressionism [6] , expressionism [9] , fauvism [9] , Rococo [7] , surrealism [7] , Pre-Raphaelite [8] , cubism [8] , fauvism [9] , pop art [9]
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