Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A late nineteenth-century movement in French painting that opposed the empirical realism of Impressionism. It used the scientific principles of optics to achieve predetermined visual effects. Colours were not mixed on a palette, but were applied separately as components on the canvas, allowing for the mixing to be perceived by the observer’s eye. Among its pioneers were painters such as Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.