Paul Signac (1863-1935): "Lumière du Midi"

Until 27 September

This exhibition brings together around 30 watercolours and wash-drawings of the South of France on loan from major Museums (Musée d’Orsay, l’Annonciade, Musée de Saint-Tropez, Musée Cantini and Musée de Grenoble) and private collections, some of which have never been shown before.

21-Signac-Marseille, circa 1930, Aquarelle 28,5x43cm

At a very young age Signac turned towards a style of painting inspired by Claude Monet. A founding member of the Salon des Artistes Indépendants in 1884, he invented, along with Georges Seuratpointillism and neo-impressionism

05-Signac-Saint-Tropez, 1896, Aquarelle 20.5x29cm

When Seurat died in 1891, he settled in Saint-Tropez and discovered watercolours, which allowed him to move around more freely and keep a greater degree of spontaneity. With this technique he no longer used pointillism but remained faithful to neo-impressionism, keeping its contrasts and purity of tone.

06-Signac-Saint-Tropez, 1901, Aquarelle 20.5x29cm

At the beginning of the century, he travelled in France and abroad and then, starting in 1929, painted his “Port de France" series of watercolours over three years.

08-Signac-Bastia, Corse, 1935, Aquarelle 28x44cm

Drawing and above all watercolour are techniques that demand a great deal of skill and do not allow any reworking because it is not possible to make any changes. Visitors will thus find themselves faced directly with the artist’s talent and instincts. 


Yves Brayer Museum

Open every day → from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Entrance fee →  Adults: 8€, under 18 years free, groups: 4€
Pass Baux-de-Provence → Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux + Musée Brayer: 16€ / 18€*

*2€ supplement for Easter weekend, from 7 April to 31 August on weekends, public holidays and school holidays and from 29 October to 3 November 2018.


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