Seurat and the dots…

I have seen A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat in person. Have you? It’s so amazing that a painting that looks so normal from a distance is nothing but dots. Lots of dots. When I lived in Kankakee, IL we had a trip to The Art Institute of Chicago for my art class. I love museusms – art, history, science – it’s all wonderful to me. Ok, I’ll confess. Whenever I watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Cameron is looking at the painting up close – so it turns into dots – I yell out “I’ve been there!” Well, I only yell if there is someone else in the room – I would be silly if I was alone and yelled out like that. I do the same thing when they are at the top of the Sears Tower. Then when they lean against the windows I say, “They would NEVER let you do that!” So, I’m a dork. What’s your point? It’s still a cool painting.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

11 replies on “Seurat and the dots…”

I love that painting! I love all French impressionism for that matter! I have to admit that I do the same thing when i’m watching movies and they are set in Paris or anywhere in France. I’m like…”I’ve been there!”

I can’t believe you lived near Rothenburg! That was the first place I visited in Germany aside from the Frankfurt Airport. My fondest memory of Rothenburg was my mom getting a parking ticket outside of Kathe Wolfahrt’s Christmas shop!

CARL VON PILOTY (1826-1886), Munich painter at King Maximilian II’s court.
Piloty was Munich’s contribution to the European Realistic School, yet
King Maximilian II preferred for Piloty to portray scenes of those moments in history, which portended future constellations of rulership in Europe,or were emblematic of the hidden drama in the lifes of the powerful and influential.

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