Le Palais des Doges, Venice, circa 1906
5 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. (14.6 x 18.7 cm)
Henri Le Sidaner,
Medium and Support:
Oil on Panel
Gift of Richard M. Thune
Le Sidaner trained with the academic painter Alexandre Cabanel but went on to work in an intimiste, symbolist style that was also influenced by Neo-Impressionism. He was especially known for creating still, urban landscapes devoid of human figures. This small study employs the distinct pointillist dots of complementary colors that were a hallmark of Neo-Impressionism. Le Sidaner traveled to Venice in 1905 and thereafter created several views of Venice like this one of the Ducal Palace. In a practical and imaginative move, he utilized a cigar case as the panel upon which he painted.
Art Museum : 19 C Gallery