View of Le Crotoy from Upstream (1889) by Georges Seurat

View of Le Crotoy from Upstream - Georges Seurat - 1889

Artwork Information

TitleView of Le Crotoy from Upstream
ArtistGeorges Seurat
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions70.5 x 86.7 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationDetroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, US
Location Created France

About View of Le Crotoy from Upstream

The artwork “View of Le Crotoy from Upstream” is an oil on canvas painting completed in 1889 by the artist Georges Seurat, who was a definitive figure in the Neo-Impressionism movement. Its dimensions are 70.5 x 86.7 cm. This piece represents the genre of landscape and currently resides at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The painting was created in France, depicting a tranquil scene from the picturesque town of Le Crotoy.

The artwork captures a serene vista of the small French town Le Crotoy, viewed from a vantage point on the river. Seurat’s use of Neo-Impressionist technique is evident through the meticulous application of small, distinct dots of color, a method known as pointillism that became synonymous with this art movement. The landscape is bathed in a soft light that reflects off the water, creating a harmonious interplay of hues. The sky above is rendered in gentle blues and whites, suggesting a calm and clear day. On the right, the town of Le Crotoy stretches across the canvas, its buildings modestly sized and appearing as if they rise naturally from the earth. The riverbanks guide the viewer’s eye into the distance, creating a sense of depth and perspective. The artwork is notable for its peaceful atmosphere and the artist’s innovative approach to capturing the ephemeral qualities of light and color.

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