Pont St. Michel

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)

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  • Signac did not use the more impersonal dotted technique of Neo-Impressionism for his watercolors. These works have the lively sense of the artist’s handwriting, with short brushstrokes that capture his fluid expression. The pencil lines are not meant to be covered by pigment; they add structure and definition to the composition.
  • Signac loved to paint the bridges of Paris, choosing subjects such as the Pont St. Michel spanning the Seine River.
  • In 1892 Signac painted his first watercolor, and over time he grew increasingly devoted to the medium. Working swiftly in watercolor allowed him to record his spontaneous impressions of nature.

Object Information

artist
Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)
creation date
about 1925
materials
watercolor and black crayon on white laid paper
dimensions
11 1/8 x 17 3/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed and inscribed in black crayon, L.R.: P. Signac / Pt. St Michel
accession number
27.22
credit line
Julius F. Pratt Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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