The bridge at Courbevoie, 1887
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
On his painting excursions to the northwest suburbs of Paris, Van Gogh often painted the Seine near Asnières with the Ile de la Grande Jatte. Vincent’s Paris period coincided with a time when the Pointillist painter Georges Seurat was one of the leading figures of the avant-garde. Van Gogh explored elements of Seurat’s style, experimenting with “dots” of paint and bold juxtapositions of contrasting colors. He adopted these new techniques, but gave them his own individual stamp.