The Seine at the Pont d’Iena (1875; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

The Seine at the Pont d'Iena - Paul Gauguin - 1875; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Seine at the Pont d'Iena
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1875; Paris, France
Dimensions92.5 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About The Seine at the Pont d'Iena

The artwork titled “The Seine at the Pont d’Iena” is a cityscape oil on canvas painting by Paul Gauguin, a renowned artist associated with the Impressionist movement. It was created in 1875 and is set within the context of Paris, France. Measuring 92.5 x 65 cm, this piece is part of the collection at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

The artwork captures a view of the Seine River as it flows under the Pont d’Iena. In the foreground, moored boats sit along the snowy riverbank, contrasting with the dark waters. Figures are visible walking along the bank, suggesting everyday life and activity along the river. The bridge in the background spans across the composition, guiding the viewer’s eye further into the depths of the cityscape. Gauguin’s choice of colors and brushwork reflects the atmosphere of the scene, with muted tones and soft transitions suggesting a cold, perhaps overcast day. The painterly technique used evokes the fleeting qualities of light and weather, which are characteristic of the Impressionist approach to capturing a moment in time.

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