Fridge magnet featuring Seated Nude: Study for 'Une Baignade' by Georges Seurat, part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
Seurat was an inspired draughtsman. He frequently used conte crayon and made full use of the subtle tones which the medium allowed, as well as exploiting the rough texture of his chosen 'Ingres' brand of paper.
This study of the seated nude youth was made from a life model in Seurat's studio. He used it for the central figure in his monumental painting of The Bathers, Asnières (The National Gallery, London). The stillness of the pose was carried over into the painting, where the youth sits languidly on the river bank, cooling his feet in the water.
Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism.