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JEANNE SELMERSHEIM-DESGRANGE | Venise le Soir

JEANNE SELMERSHEIM-DESGRANGE | Venise le Soir

£59,500.00Price

Oil on Canvas

64 x 91 cms / 25¼" x 35¾"

 

This beautiful original oil painting by Jeanne Selmerseim-Desgranges depicts a tranquil river scene in the evening. Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange was first and always French, able to abandon with order, license and restraint. Her name has graced many watercolours and paintings of great sensitivity and unquestioned personality.

  • Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange is renowned for her relationship with Paul Signac. The pair met in Paris in the 1890s and Jeanne became his pupil and later his mistress. Through this relationship Selmersheim-Desgrange embraced the Neo-Impressionist pointillist style which Signac had developed alongside Paul Seurat.

     

    Selmersheim-Desgrange’s direct talent as an artist may be seen in the distinctive compositions of her brilliant still lifes and landscapes. Her watercolours and oil paintings are executed with a delicate palette of pastel tones.

     

    Selmersheim-Desgrange spent a great deal of time in the South of France, particularly around St. Tropez and Antibes, where Signac and Jeanne settled in 1913. The relaxed atmosphere, the intense light, the brilliant earthen colours, and azure seas all helped to form Selmershei