Paris and Impressionism #3 - Paul Signac

 

Recognized Impressionist painter, let’s discover the work of Paul Signac, precursor of the Pointillism.

Paul Signac, Parisian painter discovers at the age of 16, the work of Caillebotte, Degas, Monet and Pissarro at the fourth Impressionistic Exhibition. On one year later, he discovers the work of Manet at the fifth Exhibition and decides this year to take the plunge into painting. He begins to paint in Montmartre in his studio in 1882. He learns alone under the influence of the Impressionists and perfected himself under the guardianship of Monet. He participates two years later in 1884, to the first Show of the Independents.

 Paul Signac - Deux Stylistes, rue du Caire - Oil on canvas, 1886, Fondation EG Buhrle, Zurich.

 Paul Signac - Deux Stylistes, rue du Caire - Oil on canvas, 1886, Fondation EG Buhrle, Zurich.

Paul Signac - Boulevard de Clichy, la neige - Oil on canvas, 1886, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Paul Signac - Boulevard de Clichy, la neige - Oil on canvas, 1886, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

This year of 1884, he meets Georges Seurat, and is struck by the systematics methods of his work and by his theory of colors. He quits little by little the brushstrokes to experiment the small dots of colors. With Georges Seurat, he contributes to develop the Pointillist style.

The Red Buoy, 1895.

The Red Buoy, 1895.

The Harbour at Marseille, 1906

The Harbour at Marseille, 1906

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