Description & Technical information

Une famille se
reposant au soleil
is the epitome of the artist’s work, a pastoral scene
depicting a mother and her three children, a favoured subject for the artist.


Maximilien Luce remains a very important figure in

French Post-Impressionist Art, as a Pointillist and a social realist. Along
with Pissarro, Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Paul Signac (1863-1935) Luce was
one of the founders of the Neo-Impressionist School and was, for a period of
time, a strict Pointillist. This was painted in 1908, a year before he was
elected Vice President of the Société des Artistes Indépendants, and is testament
to his skill as an artist with its tight brushstrokes and ability to capture
the light of the sun.

Date:  1908
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed lower right and dated 1908

Dimensions: 75.9 x 63.5 cm (29⁷/₈ x 25 inches)
Provenance: Private collection, United States

Literature: 

Denise Bazetoux confirms this is to be included in volume 4 of the catalog raisonné
 


Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints