The Pointillism movement came after Impressionism in the early 1800's. Paul Signac and Georges Seurat in the 1880's were the major players in the pointillism technique and were responsible for the movement. Pointillism is the use of small dots of pure color, either from the CMYK spectrum (red, yellow, blue, and black) or RGB (red, green, blue), applied in a pattern to form an image out of only dots. The colors are not blended before they are applied. Instead, the dots are placed directly on top or next to each other which creates complementary or contrasting colors that are blended in the viewer's mental visualization. The viewer's eyes blend the dots, creating a wider range of colors. There are several variations of how an artist expresses their style of pointillism but this gallery will focus on the two men, Georges-Pierre Seurat and Paul Signac, who had major roles in creating the movement and their application of pointillism.