Signac: Sardine Fishing, Concarneau, Opus 221

Paul Signac: Sardine Fishing, Concarneau (Opus 221) Adagio – 1891 Museum of Modern Art, New York Paul Signac spent much of May 1891 at the Breton port of Roscoff where his new 11 metre yacht was being built. In August […]

Signac: Hillside, Les Andelys

Paul Signac: Hillside, Les Andelys – 1886 Art Institute of Chicago Shortly after completing his first Neo-Impressionist paintings of suburban subjects on the outskirts of Paris, Signac decided to base himself during June and July 1886 in the village of […]

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 […]