Post-holiday sluggishness has set in, likely fueled by too many holiday treats.¹ In any case, I am slow to post. My photo library is full of photos of all kinds of art this week’s friday foto finder theme. Here it is Saturday afternoon, and I am finally getting around to posting some photos of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. This famous painting by Georges Seurat is located in The Art Institute of Chicago, which I visited during my May, 2010 trip to Chicago for a conference.
I hadn’t seen the painting before in person, though I had seen various reproductions, as it is one of the most famous works of pointillism.²
I know some people would find that these people are in the way, but I like photos of people interacting with art
The painting has lots of interesting details to explore. Click on the photos to embiggen them a bit.
A monkey! (Also a little dog.)
There is also this pointillist border all around.
To see what art others have put on display, please check out the friday foto finder blog.
¹ Can sluggishness be fueled?
² I also remember the painting from its noteworthy role³ in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. [youtube]
³ It was not a speaking role.
5 thoughts on “A Sunday Afternoon on a Saturday afternoon for a Friday endeavor (friday foto finder: art)”
You ask: Can sluggishness be fueled?
I answer: Yes definitely. The primary sluggishness fuel is TV reruns [via Netflix or Roku] which suck a person into a comfy chair where said person decides to watch just one more episode– and never moves again.
I like photos of people interacting with art too. I’m glad that photo-taking is okay at the Art Institute of Chicago. Flash photography I understand being not allowed though. :)
I like the photo of the people looking at the painting, especially because the painting depicts so many people. It almost looks like the museum-goers’ heads and upper torsos are actually IN the painting as the in-focus foreground while all the painted people are fuzzier because they are in the background (rather than because they are painted using pointillism)!
Nice. It’s at once very busy looking but somehow soothing. And the monkey is certainly curious!
And I thought you’d be interested in Bel’s find this week onTrousers in Sculpture…
I very much like hat first shot, especially because of the hallway and people.