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pointillist

a. of, pertaining to, or in the style of pointillism n. An artist who paints in this style

Usage examples of "pointillist".

In the artificial starlight their faces were a pointillist cobble of silver blobs.

I was a mist, a pointillist dream somewhere out beyond the rim of vision.

Bir cupped the globe in his hands and sat staring beyond it into the pointillist dapple of the trees.

The walls of the shack had been redecorated like a pointillist canvas.

Aboriginal origins, save for a piece of art on the wall: about a meter square, pointillist dots in shades of cobalt red.

You can think of the view provided by the cones as a pointillist painting created with a fine brush and bright colors -- and the view provided by the rods as the same painting, recreated with a wide brush and shades of gray.

She set down her glass and stood before a pointillist Pissarro in silence.

He muttered angrily under his breath and returned to the magnum opus he had been working on for eleven years: a huge pointillist rendering of the London docks done with a three-hair brush.

She was standing in front of a pointillist rendition of a human head formed by a cloud of gengineered gnats.

The golden color of its branches shone so bright it seemed aflame, a pointillist tree of fire, aswarm with flashes of moving light, like fireflies or swarms of bright bees.

Ed teacher almost two decades ago affectionately if firmly referred to as The Big Picture, Kraft catches the total, pointillist effect: cars flaking off each other in the steady current, making a shimmering moire, like sheer curtains swaying in front of a screen.

I know little about painting, but I could see that the image before him was a stark, nonrepresentational flare of colors and he was picking at it with the precision of a pointillist.

A message was creeping onto the display, its data points filling in from random noise like a pointillist painting.

More plants bloomed as the spring months passed, first early ones like promise-of-spring and snow liverwort, then later ones such as phlox and heather, then saxifrage and Tibetan rhubarb, moss campion and alpine nailwort, cornflowers and edelweiss, on and on until every patch of green carpet in the rocky palm of the basin was touched with brilliant dots of cyanic blue, dark pink, yellow, white, each color waving in a layer at the characteristic height of the plant holding it, all of them glowing in the dusk like drips of light, welling out into the world from nowhere—a pointillist Mars, the ribbiness of the seamed basin etched in the air by this scree of color.

More plants bloomed as the spring months passed, first early ones like promise-of-spring and snow liverwort, then later ones such as phlox and heather, then saxifrage and Tibetan rhubarb, moss campion and alpine nailwort, cornflowers and edelweiss, on and on until every patch of green carpet in the rocky palm of the basin was touched with brilliant dots of cyanic blue, dark pink, yellow, white, each color waving in a layer at the characteristic height of the plant holding it, all of them glowing in the dusk like drips of light, welling out into the world from nowhere-a pointillist Mars, the ribbiness of the seamed basin etched in the air by this scree of color.