'Saint-Tropez, le sentier de douane', Paul Signac
Paul Signac, 'Saint-Tropez, le sentier de douane', Photographie © Musée de Grenoble
Paul Signac lived near Saint-Tropez on the French Mediterranean coast. From 1896 he was the main promoter of the 'divisionist' theory and 'pointillist' style. This technique attracted criticism from other Post-Impressionists including Gauguin, who particularly disliked the "small dot style".
In 1911 the Guardian critic thought Signac's landscape tame compared to that of Herbin. He admitted that it would still look 'terribly unconventional' if shown at the Royal Academy.
This picture represents 'Saint Tropez', catalogue number 29, in the 1911 Sandon exhibition, lent by the dealers Bernheim Jeune and Co.