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 French Impressionist, he painted alongside Pissarro and Cézanne, and was key in introducing Pissarro to Seurat and Neo-Impressionism.
Concludes a survey of his major paintings with links to detailed articles. From his leadership of Neo-Impressionism to his late watercolours.
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.
Before 1908, Signac’s watercolour sketches were fairly conventional in their use of white space, and were preparation for his oil paintings. He then saw late watercolours of Paul Cézanne.
For this final decade, he was prolific, painting a series of ports of France in 1929-31, and many other views of the coast of France and of Corsica.
Ports of France, and a town with its rivers, together with a floral still life inspired by the late watercolours of Paul Cézanne.
He originally used watercolours for preparatory sketches, but exhibited them in their own right later. They reveal a quite different art from his oil paintings.