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Signac. Colourful harmonies

90 min visit

Jacquemart-André museum
19 May → 26 Jul 2021
From Mon to Sun 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Mon until 8:30 pm during exhibitions.

« Freeing the colour! Such was the credo of Paul Signac  »

Although this is an exhibition about the painter Paul Signac, other great neo-impressionist masters are on display alongside him. In total, seventy works are on display: fifty-five paintings and watercolours by the undisputed master of landscape painting, as well as some twenty works by his fellow painters, namely Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro, Maximilen Luce, Théo Van Rysselberghe, Henri-Edmond Cross, Louis Hayet, Achille Laugé, Georges Lacombe and Georges Lemmen. This chronological exhibition traces the life of Paul Signac from his impressionist beginnings to the beginning of the 20th century, but it is also an opportunity to present the history of an artistic movement of which he was the pioneer: neo-impressionism! Signac liberated the colour in his paintings in order to distance himself even further from academicism and thus go ever further. He developed the technique of divisionism, invented pointillism with Seurat and co-founded the Society of Independent Artists with the latter. Together with Pissarro, the three painters formed what was known at the time as the group of scientific impressionists. Signac was both a painting genius and a guide for the generations that followed him. His spontaneous, luminous and intuitive constructions earned him the title of leader of the movement! In this unique exhibition, discover neo-impressionist masterpieces, all from private collections.


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