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Paintings by Paul Signac


Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris by Paul Signac
Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris by Paul Signac (oil on canvas, 18-1/4x25-7/8 inches) hangs in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris by Paul Signac (oil on canvas, 18-1/4x25-7/8 inches) hangs in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

In the 1886 painting Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, Paul Signac drew from both classic Impressionism and the scientific formulation of Neo-Impressionism.

Signac's pale, shimmering palette, with delicate tones of pink and violet, reveals his early admiration for the work of Claude Monet, but in Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, Paul Signac applied his pigment in the characteristic dots meant to excite the viewer's optical perceptions.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American paintings. She is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.