The Seine at Courbevoie (c. 1885) by Georges Seurat

The Seine at Courbevoie - Georges Seurat - 1885

Artwork Information

TitleThe Seine at Courbevoie
ArtistGeorges Seurat
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions81 x 65 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
Location Created France
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About The Seine at Courbevoie

Georges Seurat, an influential post-Impressionist painter, created The Seine at Courbevoie in 1885 using his innovative pointillism technique. The artwork shows a view of the Seine River from Courbevoie, a suburb northwest of Paris. Seurat’s use of pointillism produced a vibrant surface, but the overall effect is somber and still.

The painting is a landscape genre and belongs to a private collection. Furthermore, it is related to another canvas named The Seine at Courbevoie (medium-sized) kept in Paris’s private collection. Moreover, Seurat painted numerous small oil paintings of La Grande Jatte island and views across the Seine River from it.

In preparation for his artworks such as this one, Georges made drawings and more traditional oil paintings before utilizing new techniques to create diffused and impressionistic art pieces like The Seine at Courbevoie. Additionally, among his famous works are Bathers that depicts an area on the same river near Paris close to factories of Clichy that one can view distantly.

Seurat’s genius in using pointillism brought an innovative touch to art history as he created lively textures while maintaining depth within his artwork.

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