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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.

Date:

1886

Artist:

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 240

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Paul Signac

Title

Les Andelys, Côte d'Aval

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1886

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: P. Signac. 86

Dimensions

60 × 92 cm (23 5/8 × 36 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of William Wood Prince

Reference Number

1993.208

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