Art Friday: Maximilian Luce

The Seine at Herblay - I saw this painting when the exhibition "Masterpieces from Paris" visited Australia a couple of years ago.  Up close it looks like a very busy painting due to the technique used - viewed across the room, this is a gorgeous painting full of colour, light and texture. It was one of my favourites at the exhibition. 
Artist: Maximilian Luce

1858 - 1941

French Neo-impressionist artist, printmaker and anarchist (and spent a short time in prison)

Style: Pointillism

A technique of painting in small distinct dots of pure colour to form an imagine 

As a Neo-impressionist, Luce was interested in light and colour - others in the group included Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat.  

This website page contains some interesting information on the man and his art:

The artist himself


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    1. As a fan of colour, these really appeal to me.

  2. Interesting technique. Really hard to do. Cait & I experimented with this at one time. :)

    1. It certainly would be a great one to try but it would be very difficult to get right.

  3. Wow, that's a different way to make a picture - sounds really complicated and seems like it would be slow progress - but the results are lovely! I like these! :)

    1. Its all about layers of colours and combinations of colours - perhaps you could give it a go in one of your art lessons.


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