Seurat: Chahut

Georges Seurat: Le Chahut – 1890 Otterlo, Netherlands, Kröller-Müller Museum This painting was inspired by visits to a cabaret, La Divan Japonais and might be considered as complementary to Parade du Cirque of 1888,  illustrating Seurat’s interest in places of […]

Seurat: Young Woman Powdering Herself

Georges Seurat: Young Woman Powdering Herself – 1889-90 London, Courtauld Institute Galleries First Exhibited at the Salon des Independants 1890 along with Le Chahut, Young Woman Powdering Herself was almost ignored by the critics who were much more interested in […]

Seurat: The Channel at Gravelines

Georges Seurat: The Channel at Gravelines – 1890 London, National Gallery In many of the small sketches he produced in preparation for Bathers at Asnières and A Sunday on the Island of the Grande Jatte, he necessarily reduced landscape to its essentials […]


1890 Neo-Impressionism January: Signac is in Brussels for the opening of the Salon des XX. A number of van Gogh’s paintings from Arles are exhibited at Les XX in Brussels. One of these painting, Red Vinyard is sold to a […]

van Ryseberghe: In July before Noon (Family in the Garden)

Théo van Rysselberghe: In July before Noon (Family in the Garden) – 1890 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands Five women are enjoying a summer morning in the spacious garden of a country house. A dreamlike atmosphere pervades the painting – one […]

Maximilien Luce: Morning, Interior

Maximilien Luce: Morning, Interior – 1890 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York A young man has just dressed and sits on his flimsy bed in order to put his left boot on. His room is sparsely furnished – all we […]

Signac, Portrait of Felix Feneon

Paul Signac: Portrait of Félix Fénéon – 1890  Museum of Modern Art, New York This extraordinary profile of Signac’s friend, the writer and critic Félix Fénéon is set against a swirl of spiralling, sinuous abstract designs. These background patterns were […]