Paul Signac: Travels in France
7 June - 19 August 2001
The Courtaulds summer exhibition brought together a collection of drawings and water-colours by the Neo-Impressionist artist Paul Signac, on loan from the Arkansas Arts Center after a recent showing in Paris. Signacs work is best known for its exploration of colour and light and this exhibition demonstrates his love of watercolour as a means of depicting the bright, colourful landscapes of the coasts of France. From the sunlit shores around Saint Tropez to the ports of France, to which he devoted a series of views towards the end of his life, Signac captures the spirit of summer in an ideal Impressionist medium.