Paul Signac

1863, Paris1935, Paris

The enthusiastic sailor Paul Signac was, together with Georges Seurat, the main representative of Neo-Impressionist Pointillism. Until the mid-1880s, influences of Claude Monet's Impressionism can be found in his atmospheric works. Then Signac began to break down the motifs of his paintings, often seascapes or shorelines with sailing boats, into individual dots of colour which, through complementary contrasts in the eye of the beholder and at a distance from the painting, reassemble themselves into luminous landscapes celebrating light.

Selected Artworks