Les Andelys, the Riverbank, by Paul Signac (1886)

Les Andelys, the Riverbank - Paul Signac - 1886

Artwork Information

TitleLes Andelys, the Riverbank
ArtistPaul Signac
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65.3 cm x 81.5 cm
Art MovementPointillism, Divisionism, Neo-Impressionism
Current LocationMusée d’Orsay, Paris, France

About Les Andelys, the Riverbank

Paul Signac’s “Les Andelys, the Riverbank,” painted in 1886, is an oil on canvas artwork measuring 65.3 x 81.5 cm. This painting, which embodies the Pointillism, Divisionism, and Neo-Impressionism movements, is currently housed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

The painting depicts a serene riverside scene at Les Andelys. Along the riverbank, a collection of charming houses with red-tiled roofs stretches towards a hill crowned by ruins, possibly a castle or fortress. The tranquil water reflects the surrounding greenery and buildings. In the foreground, a figure sits on a small wooden pier, seemingly engaged in a quiet activity, adding a human element to the peaceful landscape. The use of pointillism is evident in the meticulous application of small, distinct dots of color that blend visually, creating a luminous and vibrant composition.

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