RYSSELBERGHE, Théo van
(b. 1862, Gent, d. 1926, Saint-Clair)

Heavy Clouds, Christiania Fjord

1893
Oil on canvas, 51 x 63 cm
Museum of Art, Indianapolis

In 1886 Rysselberghe made contact with Seurat and Signac, and his style evolved in a Neo-Impressionist direction. From that time on he regularly exhibited at Neo-Impressionist shows in Paris. His pointillist Heavy Clouds, Christiania Fjord is largely based on complementary contrasts of blue and orange, and of yellow and violet.