The brilliant coastal scene in Bord de mer is portrayed through cool and bright tones, creating an ever-changing dynamism and fluctuation throughout the composition made of crashing waves and brushtrokes. Paul Signac, Seurat's principal French follower, considered Schlobach to be the Belgian artist who most successfully espoused the spirit of Neo-Impressionism. Evident in the present work is Schlobach's masterful handling of the paint, of the effects of light, and of the Neo-Impressionist style: 'a technique as a justification for achieving greater brilliancy of effect by a daring juxtaposition of complementary colours'. (Mary Anne Stevens & Robert Hoozee (ed.) Impressionism to Symbolism, The Belgian Avant-Garde 1880-1900 (exhibition catalogue), Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1994, p. 36).
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