Signac à La Piscine, Roubaix

Signac à La PiscineSignac (1863-1935) – The ports of France Exhibition from 12 February to 22 May 2011 Museum of Art and Industry André Diligent, Roubaix

“Aquarelliste trotter” as he defined himself, Paul Signac realized with the help of his patron Gaston Lévy series called Ports of France, between 1929 and 1931. Project of absolute maturity, this inventory is the scenic realization of the most successful series in the work of neo-impressionist painter, and was with Georges Seurat, the theoretician of pointillism. The aim of this exhibition, in addition to the presentation of this result is, to confront and bring about a dialogue between it and the artist’s paintings before and after the show, is also accomplished in French ports. This echo is sensitive and historical. Signac’s work in a rich pictorial tradition, from Le Lorrain and Vernet, to Corot, Boudin and Jongkind, thanks to loans from major museums and important French and international collectors. With over one hundred works on display, Signac, the ports of France took advantage of its stopover in Roubaix to (re) discover a moving map of the three French coastlines, like so many open windows on the world. The police science is provided by Marina Ferretti Bocquillon, specialist work of Paul Signac and co-author, with Francoise Cachin, the catalogue of the artist. Finally, the exhibition is accompanied by the publication of a catalogue of the scientific contributions of museum curators and art historians. In partnership with the Musée Malraux in Le Havre, this exhibition is recognized as a national interest by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / heritage Branch / Service Museums of France.