Paul Signac
Pine Tree at Saint-Tropez. 1909

The picture gives an excellent idea of Paul Signac's pictorial manner. The artist set out his artistic principles in the book From Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism published in 1899. According to Neo-Impressionist theory the colours of the pure spectrum should be applied to the canvas in separate brushstrokes, creating the sensation of rays of sunlight being refracted. The vivid palette used by Signac in this canvas enables the artist to convey the rich colours of the countryside in the south of France.

Paul Signac

1863–1935