In this work Neuquelman has used his characteristically bright palette and energetic, short brushstrokes, to create this view of Saint Tropez. Neuquelman very much enjoyed painting landscapes, not only in the South of France but also views of Paris and Brittany. A Parisian gallery organised a retrospective of his work in 1945.
Rather than mixing the colours on a palette, the colours have been applied onto the canvas separately. In the foreground the contrasting colours of green, blue and red help to add a sense of depth to the canvas, just as the red and orange used in the sea contrast with the blue, creating a sense of depth and movement to the water’s surface.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 23.5 x 31.8 ins/ 59.7 x 80.8 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas