Bathers at Asnières Poster
This poster print features Georges Seurat's Bathers at Asnières.
Asnières is an industrial suburb west of Paris on the River Seine. The present work shows a group of young workmen taking their leisure by the river.
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.
About this painting
Bathers at Asnières, 1884
Oil on canvas, 201 x 300 cm
© The National Gallery, Courtauld Fund, 1924
This poster has a classic white border and the National Gallery logo.
Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat is the focus of the Take One Picture schools course, 2012/13. Take One Picture looks at ways of using paintings in the classroom as a starting point for delivering many areas of the National Curriculum. This principle aligns closely with the DCSF Primary National Strategy: Excellence and Enjoyment, which supports a holistic approach to the curriculum by exploiting the links between subject areas.
|Painting||Bathers at Asnières|
|Dimensions||69 x 95.7 cm|