The dry, repulsive methods of the pointillists, who are already dead to light and art, must be condemned. Coolly and methodically, they apply their dots between their correct, cold outlines without any emotion, and therefore capture only one aspect of light, namely its oscillation, without being able to give it any form at all. The procedure is too limited and does not allow for any kind of development. It is an art of cold calculation and constricted perspective, which has long been outdated, as far as oscillation is concerned!
– James Ensor