Published: May 13, 2019

Georges Seurat Bathing in Anyer. Description of the painting

The young artist preferred to create his own works not on an ordinary canvas, but on wooden panels. He sketches. In 1883, the artist finally decided on the big picture. So he aspires to cut the eye of the Salon, which was to be held in the nearest time. The subject was a scene on the banks of the River Seine near Paris. Many of the Impressionists preferred to paint these particular places.

Georges Seurat Bathing in Anyer. Description of the painting

 

The painting was created during the whole year, but the Salon jury rejected it. But, Seurat and the same rejected as he soon organizes their own exhibition and Seurat was able to present his creation to the public.

The painter was able to recapture the special atmosphere of a warm summer day. There is a suburb of a big city with its bridges, huge stone buildings, and pipes of factories before us. First, you get the impression that this canvas is impressionistic. The colors are very vivid, and the figure of the boater, which is on the right, is deliberately cut off by the frame. These features were exactly peculiar to the Impressionists' works.

But Seurat carefully built the whole composition. Previously, many etudes were made, and each figure was worked out to the smallest details. Part of the poses was borrowed by the painter from the pictures of old artists.

Asnières is a suburb of Paris, which is located to the west of it. We see young workers, who enjoying their rest on the river. In the process of painting the canvas, Seurat didn't use a special technique, which he developed later. It was called pointillism. But then some parts of the picture were finished painting.

The painter used particular dots of the colors of contrasting hues to create a curious effect of vibration. So dots of two shades, blue and orange, were added on the boy's hat. The painting forms maximally simplify. The figures are depicted in profile and remind the reliefs of ancient Egypt.



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