The black bow (c.1882; France) by Georges Seurat

The black bow - Georges Seurat - c.1882; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe black bow
ArtistGeorges Seurat
Datec.1882; France
Dimensions31 x 23 cm
Art MovementPointillism,Neo-Impressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About The black bow

The artwork “The Black Bow” was created by Georges Seurat circa 1882. This piece, executed in crayon on paper, reflects the pointillist and neo-impressionist movements that Seurat greatly contributed to. The artwork measures approximately 31 by 23 centimeters and is classified as a genre painting. Currently, it can be found at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

The artwork features a figure with delicate contours that emerge from the dark background. Seurat’s use of crayon has yielded a textured surface, with the interplay of light and shadow providing a sense of depth and form. The composition is relatively simple, yet it captures the elegant essence of the subject, reflecting the meticulous attention to detail characteristic of Seurat’s style. The stark contrast between the darkness of the paper and the lighter strokes gives the piece a dramatic presence, inviting viewers to delve deeper into its subtle intricacies.

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