Monday, September 7, 2009

Artist of the Week - Paul Signac

Photograph of Paul Signac
November 11, 1863 – August 15, 1935
French neo-impressionist painter who, with George Seurat, invented the pointillist style.

Still-life with Book
 1883
 below


Saint Briac 
the sailors cross
1885


 
Concorneau Opus
Le Pin
Saint Tropez
Palais des Papes Avignon
Breeze Concarneau 
1891
Cypresses

The Dining Room



8 comments:

  1. Certainly I have heard of (and studied) Seurat in school, but I have never heard of this guy! He's wonderful. What were my art teachers thinking???

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  2. Isn't his work just beautiful? And he was so prolific. I posted a lot of his images because I was able to collect so many on the internet!

    Thanks for coming by, Bobbie, Sherry and Lady Kenju! :-)

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  3. He is new to me, and I am glad to meet him through you.

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  4. So many of these are beautiful! The Pine, the Cypresses, the light in The Dining Room is particularly lovely and subtle, that cool blue quality of the shadows makes the light bright and still soft. I think the light works particularly well on and around the blue and white pot and the gentleman's left hand. The more I look at that one, the more I love it.

    The same is true of Cypresses. The shape of them, the wind, the way the clouds play with the shape of the trees... Like something I would do (in some illustrations I haven't posted because they're for a book that hasn't found a publisher yet).

    And I love the red foreground in the last one!!!

    Thanks for posting these. Nice end to my weekend. And it was nice to see that one again, possibly his best known piece, that always looks to me like a young Uncle Sam.

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  5. These are utterly gorgeous. What a good girl you are to go out and collect such wonderful images.

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  6. Sandy: my pleasure. I look forward to reading you more frequently. I'm glad you liked the images. It calms me to provide myself and a few others with a breath of joy. Stress-relief!

    Steve: As always I love your insights and as I've said before, I look forward to your artistic critique. I was hoping you'd catch this set! I'm glad you came over. I have missed you! :-)

    Susan: Thank you, my dear! See comment to Sandy above, plus this:
    the artist feature thing takes a long time, actually. Once I started on Signac, I could not stop! It was very rewarding. I'm glad you came over. I'm always glad you came over!

    All the love to everyone,
    Gina

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