Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Sunday afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte

I love, love, love, love, love this picture by George Seurat. This is me with my tied blanket of the picture. I was so happy when we found this at the fabric store. I sleep under it every night and the people have to have their feet up towards my head so they are facing me or I can't go to sleep. Last year for Christmas I got a coloring book that had the beloved George Seurat picture in it. I colored it and then put it in my portfolio of this years school work. And when I am done with this year, I am going to take the picture out of it and put it another book. This year for Christmas I got a jigsaw puzzle of the picture. It was a 1000 pieces and really hard because the puzzle looks just like the painting, made up of different colored dots. Much of the grass and the trees looked exactly alike.

I also love the play "Sunday in the park with George" starring Bernadette Peters (she is awesome in the play "Into the Woods" as well). I am always looking for more items with this picture on it.

Some interesting facts about the painting:
  • Measures 6 feet 10 inches by 10 feet 1 inch
  • It took Seurat two years to paint it
  • The painting technique is called pointillism
  • Today this site is a public garden and housing development
  • The painting is displayed with a pure white, wooden frame to make the painting more vivid.
  • The painting is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago


ScriptKittie said...

I'm doing a paper on this park and coincidentally the painting responsible for it as well. :) Thought this would make you happy to see

~*~The Family~*~ said...

This is just insanely cool!!!! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Dancer is ready to pack up and go see it in person.