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From Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism
- Divisionism is a complex system of harmony, an aesthetic tatherr than a technique. The dot is only a method.
- The Neo-Impressionist does not stipple, he divides.
- The Pointillist chooses a means of expression by which he applies colour on a canvas in small dots rather than spreading it flat.
- Neo-Impressionist method is an attempt is made to achieve the richness of the sunlight spectrum with all its tones. An orange that blends with yellow and red, a violet that tends toward red and blue, a green between blue and yellow are, with white the sole elements. Through mixture (in the eye of the observer) of these pure colours , whose relationship can be varied at will, from the most brilliant to the greyish. Every brush stroke that is taken from the palette remains pure on the canvas.
- From Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism by Paul Signac. Paris: 1899.