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Paul Signac1863-1935 Paul Signac was a French postimpressionist painter who was born in Paris and was one of the originators of the technique known as pointillism In 1884 Signac began associating with French painter Georges Seurat and by his influence Signac abandoned painting with short brushstrokes and started experimenting with scientifically arranged dots of pure color His fame led him to meet with many different influential people Paul Signac was born in 1863and began to paint in 1880 He attended the Academy of Bing in 1883 and became interested in Monets style In 1884 he was a co-founder of the Independents and became friendly with Seurat Together they invented a new technique for painting known as pointillism Pointillism is a late 19th-century method of painting consisting of depositing small dots or strokes of pure color on the canvas Seen from a distance these points blend and give the effect of a different color and heightened luminosity The style was a development of impressionist color theories Signacs association with Seurat convinced him to drop the paintbrush with the short brushstrokes and to pick up pointillism Seurat influenced Signac to abandon the short brushstrokes He urged him to start painting with scientifically juxtaposed dots of pure color pigment to create a larger overall effect of the work on the consumer With Seurats help and influence the two went on to create pointillism Paul Signacs work was becoming popular among the better artists of the time and caused him to have many influential acquaintances In 1887 he went with Seurat to Brussels and for the first time visited the Mediterranean In 1888 he exhibited for the first time with Les XX in Brussels In 1889 he visited van Gogh at Arles In 1890 he made the first visit to Italy and became the first member of Les XX He visited Holland in 1896 published his theoretical aims for Neo-Impressionism In 1908 Signac became the president of the
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