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.
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.
From 15 minutes to sketch a passing thunderstorm in oils, to more than a year for several masterworks of the 19th century.
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.