Paintings of Paul Signac 17: 1883-95 Boats and the Bourgeoisie

Perhaps not unusual that an art critic was an anarchist. The Dining Room painting reminds me a little of Vallatton and the lack of communication of a Pinter or Beckett play.

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Over the last few months I have looked at many of the oil and watercolour paintings of Paul Signac (1863-1935), a modern master whose work spans a period of enormous change in art, from Impressionism to Modernism. In this article and its sequel I provide a short survey of some of his major paintings, together with links to each of the articles in that series.

1 Becoming Divisionist

After a promising start painting landscapes in Impressionist style, Signac’s oil paintings made the transition to Georges Seurat’s new Neo-Impressionism in early 1886.

signacsnowbdeclichy128 Paul Signac (1863-1935), La Neige. Boulevard de Clichy (Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris) (Op 128) (1886 Jan), oil on canvas, 48.1 x 65.5 cm, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Wikimedia Commons.

Much of his view ofSnow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, from January 1886, is white, but it also features more vivid colours in Divisionist passages such as…

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