Paintings of Paul Signac 14: Watercolours 1918-1924

These are very lovely, colourful and light.

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By the end of the First World War, Paul Signac (1863-1935) was painting more finished watercolours than he was oils. This change was encouraged by a successful exhibition of those watercolours in Paris in November 1921.

signacsainttropezboatcareenage Paul Signac (1863-1935), Saint-Tropez, Boat being Careened (1920), further details not known. Image by Finoskov, via Wikimedia Commons.

Signac’s Saint-Tropez, Boat being Careened from 1920 is an unusual view of a boat which has been deliberately grounded alongside the quay, to allow maintenance to be performed on its hull. As a longstanding yachtsman he had considerable insight into this procedure.

signacsaintpauldevence Paul Signac (1863-1935), Saint-Paul-de-Vence (c 1921), black chalk and watercolour, 28.4 x 44.7 cm, Albertina, Vienna, Austria. Wikimedia Commons.

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a sketch of this hilltop mediaeval town on the Côte d’Azur, close to the border with Italy, painted in about 1921.

signacmarseillebonnemere1922 Paul Signac (1863-1935), Marseille, Bonne Mère (1922), further details not known. Image…

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