Tour at Two: Maximilien Luce

Tours at Two will look a little different while the Dixon remains closed due to COVID-19. But we still want to share our beautiful collection and let you in on some interesting facts from our curator. Enjoy #DixonatHome! 

  • Luce was associated with the artists of the Neo-Impressionist circle. His staccato brushwork, bright colors, and pointillist technique are radical stylistic choices for the depiction of this traditional subject matter.
     
  • This painting depicts the Church of Saint-Gervais-Sainte-Protais in Gisors, a commune located about forty miles northwest of Paris. He completed three paintings of the Gothic church from three different perspectives. Here, Luce renders the historic structure looking southward from the ramparts of the Château de Gisors, itself a Medieval landmark.
     
  • Despite a long career as a painter, Luce was first trained in the art of wood engraving.
     

Maximilien Luce, The Church of Gisors, View from the Ramparts, 1898; Oil on canvas; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon, 1975.23


 

  • Luce se asoció con los artistas del círculo neoimpresionista. Su pincelada staccato, sus colores brillantes y su técnica puntillista fueron elecciones estilísticas radicales para pintar este tema tradicional.
     
  • Esta pintura representa la Iglesia de Saint-Gervais-Sainte-Protais en Gisors, una comuna ubicada a unas cuarenta millas al noroeste de París. Luce completó tres pinturas de la iglesia gótica desde tres perspectivas diferentes. Aquí representa la estructura histórica que mira hacia el sur desde las murallas del castillo de Gisors, en sí mismo un monumento medieval.
     
  • A pesar de una larga carrera como pintor, en sus inicios, Luce fue formado en el arte del grabado en madera.
     

Maximilien Luce, The Church of Gisors, View from the Ramparts, 1898; Oil on canvas; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon, 1975.23

 

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