"The Wave - Henri Aurrens (1873-1934)"Oil on canvas, Pointillist marine measuring 65X54 cm (without the Spanish style frame) signed lower left by Henri Aurrens (1873-1934)
Aurrens comes to Paris and remains there for a few years, giving from time to time to the magazines of the era of political cartoons, also illustrating postcards, then returned to settle in his hometown. Adept at pointillism, he nuances it in his own way; a kind of controlled abandonment lends a charm to his free, fine and personal interpretation of luminist doctrines. He sometimes exhibits in Marseille, rarely in Paris where one of his paintings is exhibited at the Salon d'Automne. Pointillism is an artistic movement of painting and a pictorial technique that uses small round or square touches of color juxtaposed rather than mixtures of colored pastes. Dot painting had been known since at least the sixteenth century; Georges Seurat in the 1880s made a system of it, which critics have designated, rather pejoratively, as pointillism. Paul Signac theorized it under the name of "divisionism". The process and the theoretical discourse of Signac seduced for a few years, mainly in France and Belgium, painters like Camille Pissarro, Maximilien Luce, Théo van Rysselberghe, classified in an artistic current, known as “neo-impressionist”, resulting from the impressionism on the one hand, and from what Seurat drew from the optical research of Michel-Eugène Chevreul and the writings of Charles Blanc.