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Paintings by Paul Signac


The Gas Tanks at Clichy by Paul Signac
The Gas Tanks at Clichy by Paul Signac (oil on canvas, 25-5/8x National Gallery of Victoria
The Gas Tanks at Clichy by Paul Signac (oil on canvas, 25-5/8x National Gallery of Victoria

The 1886 painting The Gas Tanks at Clichy by Paul Signac was a direct result of Signac meeting Georges Seurat in 1884. After meeting Seurat, Signac began his own experiments in Neo-Impressionism. He chose an industrial site, a group of gas tanks, as his subject but used luminous color to transform them with a scintillating interplay of vibrant tones. Paul Signac used the method to his own ends in The Gas Tanks at Clichy by employing a subtle gradation of hue and strongly anchored forms.

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