(Paris 1858 – 1941)
Oil on canvas, 42.5 x 44.4 cm
– Galerie de la Tour, Noordwijk
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Circa 1880 Luce befriended other Parisian artists such as Pissarro, Seurat and Signac. Together with them, Luce is concidered one of the founders of Neo-Impressionism. After years of working in a pointillistic style, Luce turns to working en plein air in impressionistic large fields of colour. This method of working, but also the subject matter, reminds one of work by Paul Cézanne. The subjects of bathers and landscapes, such as this Mont Sainte-Victoire, play an important role in Luce’s oeuvre. Work by his hand is included in the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, Kröller-Möller Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.