These amazing pointillist art pieces require a steady hand and an appreciation for detail that doesn't detract from the big picture. Since the famed painter George Seurat developed the art form in 1886 pointillism has enjoyed a quiet level of popularity and has served as inspiration for countless contemporary artworks. Pointillism is achieved when thousands of little technicolor dots come together to form a cohesive image punctuated with realistic contours and shading.
Although, many accused Seurat's images of being somewhat stilted due to his use of this rather rigid art form, artists today have put this legendary technique to work creating vivid and lively interpretations of modern life. This collection of pointillist images and sculptures of everyday things, celebrities and video game icons ushers a new chapter in pointillism's progress.
Sure to catch more than a few eyes, these pointillist art pieces use a piece of art history to pave the road for the future of contemporary expression.
From Diva Dice Designs to Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Pointilist Printed Pen Portraits
The Time Print Machine Uses Mounted Felt-Tips to Create Images
Eco Activist Art Recreations
"A Sunday Afternoon" Made of 106,000 Tin cans
Sprinkled Pointillist Paintings
Joel Brochu Created a Portrait of a Beagle Using Nonpareils
Diva Dice Designs
Marilyn Monroe and James Dean are Rolled Out in Realistic Portraits
Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Cayce Zavaglia Uses a Technique She Dubs 'Modern Pointillism'
Bottle Top Pointillism
Super Mario Fan Creates Princess Peach Bottle Cap Portrait
Trippy Pointillism Landscapes
Dan Sibley's Art Lets Your Eyes Connect the Dots
Paul Normansell Uses Dots for Illustrative Works of Art
Daniel Arsham's Pixel Cloud Looks Like it Will Evaporate on Sight
Alex Young's Alter-Ego Paintings
Rubber Band Chronographs
The Damian Kozlik 'Dot' is an Awesome Pointillist Watch