Wishing we could be at the park with the kids today, rain in St. Louis has us considering indoor activities! Wishing all parents and grandparents a lovely Sunday at the park of your choice!! I included a little info taken directly from Wikipedia on Georges Seurat.
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, is a marvelous painting to see in person at Chicago’s Art institute. Make it a family destination, it’s a great experience for all!!!
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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
In the summer of 1884, Seurat began work on A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which took him two years to complete.
The painting shows members of each of the social classes participating in various park activities. The tiny juxtaposed dots of multi-colored paint allow the viewer's eye to blend colors optically, rather than having the colors physically blended on the canvas. It took Seurat two years to complete this 10-foot-wide (3.0 m) painting, much of which he spent in the park sketching in preparation for the work (there are about 60 studies). It is now in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Seurat made several studies for the large painting including a smaller version, Study for A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1885), now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.