Bridges across the Seine at Asnieres

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41542

"Bridges Across the Seine at Asnières" is a distinct painting by Vincent Van Gogh, created in 1887. Embracing a Post-Impressionist style, Van Gogh renders the scene in vibrant colors and expressive brushwork, underscoring his divergence from realism. The painting's uniqueness lies in its emotive depiction of everyday life, using the Seine as a motif for both physical and symbolic passages. Infusing a prosaic landscape with deeper emotional resonance, Van Gogh makes this artwork an iconic representation of his transformative artistic vision.

40 cm

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“Vincent van Gogh – Bridges across the Seine at Asnieres” is a beautiful painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist, Vincent van Gogh. Painted in 1887, during the artist’s Paris period, this work exemplifies van Gogh’s shift towards brighter colors and lighter subjects, influenced by the Impressionist movement, and his artistic peers in France.

This painting depicts two bridges over the River Seine at Asnieres, a suburb of Paris. The setting is portrayed in daylight, allowing van Gogh to play with bright, sunny hues, such as yellows, greens, and blues. The perspective is carefully chosen to emphasize the expanse of the river, the solidity of the bridges, and the life teeming around them.

Van Gogh’s style in this painting reflects a transition from his earlier Dutch work’s dark, somber palette and subjects to the lighter themes, colors, and techniques of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. This piece also exhibits some of van Gogh’s early exploration of what would later become a characteristic feature of his art: the emotional and symbolic use of color and expressive brushwork. Here, the brushstrokes are more varied and less structured than his previous Dutch works, showing the influence of Impressionist painters like Monet and Renoir.

“Bridges across the Seine at Asnieres” is special for several reasons. First, it marks an important phase in van Gogh’s artistic development. The transition seen in this painting – from the darker palette and more rigid, realistic style of his early Dutch period to the brighter colors, freer brushwork, and more abstracted forms of his later work – marks a crucial step in his journey as an artist.

Second, this painting, like many of van Gogh’s works, is an illustration of his philosophy of finding beauty in everyday life. The setting is not a grand or famous vista but a common, everyday view of a suburban landscape. Yet, through van Gogh’s vision and technique, it becomes something more: a moment of light, color, and life captured on canvas.

Lastly, the painting is remarkable for the way it showcases van Gogh’s love for nature and his keen observation of its interplay with man-made structures. It is an exquisite study of contrast: between nature and human creation, light and shadow, movement and stillness.

Original size:
65 x 52 cm (width x height)
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