Seurat’s Drawings

Seurat’s Drawings Seurat had already acquired precocious skill in drawing by 1877-8 – his copies of work by Raphael, Poussin and Holbein are notable for their remarkable exactitude.  Later, progressing to his mature style, he worked with conté crayon and […]

Angrand: The Seine at Dawn

Charles Angrand: The Seine at Dawn – 1889 Geneva, Musée du Petit Palais Angrand’s preference was for rural subject matter inspired by time spent away from Paris in his native Normandy – a passion shared with Camille Pissarro, who had […]

Charles Angrand

Charles Angrand Charles Angrand 1854–1926 Born in Normandy he trained at the Acadamie de Peinture et Dessin in Rouen. His early work was in the Impressionist style. In 1882 he took up a post as a schoolteacher in Paris where […]

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 […]

Cross: Madame Hector France

Henri Edmond Cross: Madame Hector France – 1891  Paris, Musée d’Orsay This portrait of his future wife was Cross’s first foray into painting in the Neo-Impressionist style. He had been a founding member of the Société des Artists Indépendants and […]

Signac: Cap Lombard, Cassis

Paul Signac: Cap Lombard, Cassis – 1889 Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag In late March 1889 Signac left Paris for the south of France, stopping at Arles to visit van Gogh in hospital, and continuing to Cassis near Marseilles. From Cassis Signac […]

Van Gogh: Self Portrait (1887)

Vincent van Gogh: Self Portrait – 1887 Art Institute of Chicago Vincent van Gogh painted forty self portraits during the remarkably short period that he pursued his passion for painting. Twenty four were painted during his two year stay in […]

Cross: The Beach at Cabasson

Henri Edmond Cross: The Beach at Cabasson – 1892  Art Institute of Chicago In 1891 Cross moved from Paris to the Côte d’Azur. He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and hoped that the warmer climes of the south would ameliorate his […]

Dubois–Pillet: Banks of the Marne at Dawn

Albert Dubois-Pillet: The Banks of the Marne at Dawn – 1888 Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum Albert Dubois-Pillet developed his own theoretical underpinning for his divisionist paintings – a slightly different interpretation than most of his colleagues who did […]