Lighthouse at Groix

Paul Signac French

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Signac, an avid yachtsman, is best known for his vivid views of French ports and incandescent seascapes. This painting of 1925 depicts one of the two lighthouses marking the harbor of Port-Tudy on the Île-de-Groix, a small island off the coast of Brittany in northern France. A guidebook of the time remarked on the town’s "multicolored tuna boats, with long yardarms like antennae, used for fishing." The broad, regular touches of color, visible especially in the sky and water, were a hallmark of Signac’s late style.

Lighthouse at Groix, Paul Signac (French, Paris 1863–1935 Paris), Oil on canvas

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