April 24th 2019: The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today it has acquired "Banks of the Oise at Dawn," 1888, by the French painter Louis Hayet. The first true Pointillist painting in the museum's collection, the work fills a major gap.
It took more than a century, but the Cleveland Museum of Art finally has an example of Pointillism, the late 19th-century style in which painters created images out of tiny strokes of pure color.
“It’s an incredibly beautiful object,” said William Robinson, the museum’s senior curator of modern European painting and sculpture. “It’s very subtle in colour, but luminous. You really have to see it to appreciate it.”