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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