Themes from Saint-Tropez of grand trees, fishing boats with simultaneous contrast of colours, a portrait of his wife, and an anarchist idyll.
Deaths of Van Gogh and Georges Seurat. Signac’ unsuccessful interiors, and his far more popular landscapes.
During 1888-89, he started sailing his boat, the ‘Tub’, on the River Seine, and visited the coast. He moved from industrial views to those of rivers, the sea and watersports.
In the Spring, he changed style to Pointillism, then spent the summer at Les Andelys, where he painted a series of fine views, before ‘The Dining Room’, a masterly interior.
A selection of his Impressionist paintings made during the mid-1880s before he adopted ‘pointillist’ style after becoming one of Seurat’s closest friends.
After Seurat’s unexpected and early death, Paul Signac was his artistic heir, but the movement went in different directions before fading out after 1900.
With its origins in the old rivalry between form and colour, Divisionism was the concept of scientific painting in the mind of Georges Seurat.
Born two hundred years ago today, he’s now though to have played a major part in the birth of Impressionism, and Neo-Impressionism.
At the start of the 20th century, he painted huge canvases for major public buildings, including a series for Toulouse’s palatial capitol.
The last years of the nineteenth century were highly productive, with landscapes and Symbolist works too.