DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 31.25 x 25.0 in./ 79.5 x 63.5 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right and dated 1908
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
Maximilien Luce remains a very important figure in French Post-Impressionist Art, as a Pointillist and a social realist. Along with Pissarro, Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Paul Signac (1863-1935) Luce was one of the founders of the Neo-Impressionist School and was, for a period of time, a strict Pointillist. This was painted in 1908, a year before he was elected Vice President of the Société des Artistes Indépendants, and is testament to his skill as an artist with its tight brushstrokes and ability to capture the light of the sun.