“The art of the colourist has in some ways elements of mathematics and music.”Paul Signac
Paul Signac was studying architecture when he had a better idea. Why not become a painter? With that decision, his life evolved. He met Georges Seurat in 1884.
Georges Seurat developed the technique of applying small strokes or dots of colour to a surface which would blend together when looked at from a distance. Paul Signac was fascinated by Seurat’s theory of colours as well as his systematic working methodology.
The two artists became life-long friends. Together they developed what was to become known as pointillism, which became the basis of Neo-Impressionism.