The bridge at Courbevoie, 1887

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 32 X 40.5 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)
  • F 304

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.

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