"Memory of the Farm" is created using the technique of pointillism. Pointillism is the art of painting with small dots [points], invented by the French painter Georges Seurat in the late 19th century. He influenced other artists such as Camille Pissarro to use the pointillist technique. Many pointillist works emphasize surface texture and decorative pattern more than three-dimensional space. This trend was carried on by the Nabis painters in France around the turn of the century. I like to remind myself of a quote by Maurice Denis, one of the Nabis group in 1890: “Remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude, an anecdote, or whatnot, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order”.