Maximilien LUCE (1848-1941), "Edge of Seine near Rolleboise".
Signed bottom right Luce
Oil on panel: 25.5 in height on 41.5 in length.
Private collection since 1976.
French painter Neo-Impressionist, exhibited at the Salon des Independants in 1887 and therefore adopts the principles of SEURAT.
This work, landscape Rolleboise where he acquired a house in 1920, still shows his interest in the effects of light, prisms rendered by colors.
Structured by the play of contrasts and a skilful composition, "Bord de Seine à Rolleboise" is both bright and dense. The yellow of the sky brushed with white is barred by a flat vegetative axis which releases on the right the blue mass of the trees.
In the foreground "the divided key" in green dotted with red catches the eye.
By translating the space and the light thus our gaze mixes the tones and the almost banal motif of the scene becomes landscape of an incredible modernity.
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