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Les Andelys, Côte d'Aval

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)

About this artwork

This view of the harbor of Les Andelys, a village on the Seine River near Giverny, France, is part of Paul Signac’s first series of works painted in dots and dashes of contrasting colors. The technique, called pointillism, was originated by Signac’s friend Georges Seurat. Signac would prove to be the most ardent proponent of this style, which he made his own through particular attention to geometric form. Here, for example, a triangular patch of blue creates a curve in the river, while an expanse of trapezoids in the background defines the cultivated hill.


On View, Gallery 240


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Paul Signac


Les Andelys, Côte d'Aval


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed lower right: P. Signac. 86


60 × 92 cm (23 5/8 × 36 1/4 in.); Framed: 77.5 × 109.6 × 6.4 cm (30 1/2 × 43 1/8 × 2 1/2 in.)

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Through prior gift of William Wood Prince

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