Paul Signac (1863–1935): Un Dimanche (Sunday), 1888-90, oil

Paul Signac (1863–1935): Un Dimanche (Sunday), 1888-90, oil

8/20/2021, 5:50:34 PM
Paul Signac (1863–1935): Un Dimanche (Sunday), 1888-90, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm, Private collection Signac's early pointillist work, 'Sunday', is of a warm domestic scene. Woman in late nineteenth-century dress stands with back to viewer, pulling aside lacy curtain to look out the window, while the man's face is indicative of a new style of art, with little attention paid to the physical features. Here Signac avidly experiments with colour and the effects of complementary pairs of bright colours. Like Seurat, he no longer mixes the colours on the palette, but places them side by side on the canvas in small dots and smudges. Seen from a distance, they give the colour effect that the painter intended.

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