Bathers at Asnières
This painting depicts a working-class suburb of Paris, where workers are shown relaxing by a river in various states of undress. Seurat is known for his pointillism technique, which he does not employ here, but he offers other elements of innovation, such as bold contrasting colors of red and blue. Additionally, he depicts lower-class subjects, rather than the rich normally depicted in traditional art.
Creator: Georges Seurat
Original Medium: Oil on wood
Original Size: 15.5 x 24.5 cm
Location: National Gallery London