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 […]

Sunlight, Quai de Clichy

Paul Signac: Sunlight, Quai de Clichy – 1887 Baltimore Museum of Art In 1880, Signac’s father died and his widowed mother decided to sell the family business and move from Montmartre to the quieter suburb of Asnières. Signac was drawn […]

Signac: In the Time of Harmony

Paul Signac: In the Time of Harmony (The Golden Age is not in the Past, it is in the Future) – 1895 Mairie de Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis The presence of the Fig Tree and the Umbrella Pine tell us that we […]

Signac: Palais des Papes, Avignon

Paul Signac: Palais des Papes, Avignon – 1909 Musée d’Orsay, Paris Signac’s style developed over time from the closely structured pointillism of the late 1880s and early 1890s, to a freer divisionist technique employing larger brushstrokes to achieve a shimmering, […]

Signac: The Dining Room

Paul Signac: The Dining Room – 1887 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands Exhibited in 1887, The Dining Room depicts a scene from bourgeois life. At a large round table covered in a white tablecloth (which takes up more than a third […]

Anarchism

Anarchism  Anarchism is a generic term used to encompass a number of political ideas but central to all of them is a rejection of the state and other forms of authority or hierarchical organisation in favour of a society based […]

Paul Signac

Paul Signac At the tender age of seventeen Paul Signac dropped out of school and immersed himself in the avant-garde life of Montmartre where his family had been living. He soon came into contact with the literary and artistic circles […]

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 […]