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Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935) painted this Impressionist piece called “Place des Lices, St. Tropez“, 1893.  The museum plaque said “He painted in the final Impressionist exhibition, but his work revealed a new interest in strong geometric structures and rigid forms with bold color.  Signac was a leader of the Neo-Impressionists, which was based on Impressionism but with a more scientific approach.  Signac employs small dots or short brushstrokes of bright contrasting colors which were thought to vibrate or blend in the viewer’s eye.

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ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/90 sec, 55 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/90 sec, 55 mm Lens

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