Saint-Tropez

1897
(French, 1858–1941)
Support: Chine collé on wove paper
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Image: 25.8 x 39.1 cm (10 3/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Inv. du fonds français après 1800 vol. XIV.538.30
State: state I/II
Edition: 50
Location: not on view
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This is a brilliant impression of Luce's most important color lithograph, which exemplifies the ideas of his close friend and fellow artist Paul Signac (1863–1935): that optical effects of color are achieved by the juxtaposition of touches of pure pigment. In his paintings, Luce used brushstrokes rather than the pointillist dots of color favored by painters such as Georges Seurat (1859–1891). When using lithography Luce placed dashes of different colors side by side so that they would interact, achieving a rich glow of color.
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez

1897

Maximilien Luce

(French, 1858–1941)
France, 19th century

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