Жорж Сёра - Купальщики в Ансьере 1884

Study for 'Bathers at Asnières' 1883-1884 Artist at work 1884 Woman Fishing and Seated Figures 1884 Bathers at Asnières 1884 Cadet From Saint-Cyr 1884 Woman with a Monkey 1884 Corner of a House 1884
Жорж Сёра - Купальщики в Ансьере 1884

Купальщики в Ансьере 1884
201x300см холст/масло
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

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From The National Gallery, London:
Asnières is an industrial suburb north-west of Paris on the River Seine. The present work shows a group of young workmen taking their leisure by the river.
This was the first of Seurat's large-scale compositions. He drew conté crayon studies for individual figures using live models, and made small oil sketches on site which he used to help design the composition and record effects of light and atmosphere. Some 14 oil sketches and 10 drawings survive. The final composition, painted in the studio, combines information from both.
While the painting was not executed using Seurat's pointillist technique, which he had not yet invented, the artist later reworked areas of this picture using dots of contrasting colour to create a vibrant, luminous effect. For example, dots of orange and blue were added to the boy's hat.