Paul Signac. Women at the Well.1892.195 x 131 cm.
Paul Signac (1863-1935) is with Georges Seurat one of the creators of the theory divisionnist or pointillist. Being based on the discoveries of Chevreul on the law of the simultaneous contrast of the colors, relating to the persistence of the luminous impressions on the retina, Signac works out with Seurat the technique of the pointillism. The process consists in on the juxtaposing contrasted dab of pure color of which the effect is visible with a certain distance from the painting. It succeeds Seurat in charge of the movement with the death of this one in 1891.
It composes of many sights of ports, in particular of Collioure and Saint-Tropez. Two women draw from the water of a well, a third moves away. One distinguishes the pier from the wearing of Saint - Tropez and his headlight, the clinfoc or veils before a sailing ship, some boats moored or sailing, with far the mountains from the Maures and Esterel on the right the hill of the Citadel.
The picture is built on the rising diagonal induced by the sinuous way.
The light comes from the painting itself and its acid colors, in particular the yellow. Signac is close to Seurat for returned characters but their treatment of the color is rather different. The painting is made with contrasts between complementary colors.
The point of view of the spectator is at the level of the horizon.
The 2 women are located on the tension fields and the 4 points of interests of the painting.
One distinguishes 3 parts which are zones color the sky, the sea and the ground.
The picture is built on the rising diagonal, the principal guiding lines raise the S of the way just like.
Blue multiples and even of purple compose the sea.
This part of the ground makes alternate the hot and cold colors.
Upwards it moves hotter to coldest.
This dress is made up of multiples tons the blue ones, the purple ones and oranges.
Light : The light comes from the color, more especially of the yellow.
Signac itself declared that this decoration was conceived for a panel placed in the half-light.
Colors : Contrasts between cold and hot colors. Contrast between complementary.
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