French Artist XXth cent.
Watercolor on paper
12 x 14 in.
Roullot has portrayed the port of Rochelle in Normandy, France in vibrant, luminous touches of color reminiscent of the works of the American painters, Maurice Prendergast and John Singer Sargeant.
The juxtaposition of complementary hues, oranges and greens, blues and reds, creates a shimmering effect on the water’s surface as well as in the depiction of the sky. The architectural structure grounds the composition and identifies its subject matter, yet its materiality is as elusive as the rays of sunshine that infuse the overall composition.