How to paint a landscape with faithful and coherent cast shadows, why most painters don’t do so, and a few get it wrong.
From the tribute to a dead colleague, and a record of an important exhibition, to the downright enigmatic embedded paintings of Velázquez, Courbet and others.
By the start of the 20th century, he had abandoned Neo-Impressionist for Post-Impressionism, and continued painting well after the First World War.
He started as an Impressionist before joining the Neo-Impressionists. Specialising in industrial landscapes and nocturnes, here are paintings from the first half of his life.
Superb 19th and early 20th century landscape paintings of the River Seine from Sisley country through the centre of Paris to La Grande Jatte.
In the last decade of his career, he visited Venice twice and painted it extensively. He also turned more to watercolours.
A pupil of Carol’s-Duran, he switched to Divisionism/Pointillism in 1891, when Georges Seurat died. Early paintings are gentle and delicate before he turned the chroma up.
A short survey of his major paintings, with links to detailed articles in this series. From his early Impressionism to being leader of Neo-Impressionism after the death of Georges Seurat.
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.