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Style: Post-Impressionism

Topic: Saints Buildings

Date: 1892

Size: 47 x 55 cm

Technique: Oil On Canvas

This spectacular view of the port at Saint-Tropez was painted at the crescendo of Signac's time as the leader of the Neo-Impressionist painters in 1892. In April of that year, Signac set sail on his boat Olympia from Concarneau to the south of France, in search of restorative sunlight and happier times following the death of his friend Georges Seurat the prior year. When he arrived at the port of St. Tropez, which at the time could only be accessed by boat, the visual splendor of the terracotta-roofed houses lining the port made a lasting impression on him. St. Tropez continued to be a source of fascination for the artist over the subsequent decades, during which he produced several variants on the scene of the port. The present composition holds the distinction of being one of Signac's first depictions of St. Tropez, and captures the charm and allure of this village by the sea.

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