Signac 1886 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Paul Signac


at the 8th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1886

an impression of his exhibited pictures


Which pictures did Signac exhibit in 1886?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the 18 pictures that were shown by Paul Signac at the 8th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1886 (catalogue numbers 184-201), it included 3 drawings. The exhibited works depicted mostly city views and seascapes. The style was partly impressionistic and partly pointillistic. He often used bright colours and juxtaposed brushstrokes. I will render the pictures thematicaly and by used technique. Note: If you double click on the first picture and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!


Many suggestions are certain, sometimes more uncertain. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited. For no.200 I only could find a later drawing / watercolour. See link for an account of my choices (with references, info, discussion, location on Google-maps). My main sources are Moffett (=R2), Berson (R90II), the Catalogue Raisonné of Cachin (2000=R106) and Ferretti-Bocquillon (2001=R39). My main sources for the pictures are (=iR2), WikiCommons (=iR6) and Google images (=iR10). Sometimes I forgot the source (=iRx). See for the other sources at the bottom of the main page on Paul Signac. See links on the indentification of a painting and the explanation of the subscriptions.


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