Many Neo-Impressionist artists showed the changes that were happening in Paris in their artworks.
At this time, new machines were invented and factories were built, this changed the way people lived and worked.
Before becoming an artist, Maximilien Luce worked as a wood engraver. When machinery was invented to do his job, the business he worked for was shut down.
Luce painted pictures of workers whose jobs could also be replaced by machines. He painted these skilled craftsmen doing their daily tasks.