A Sunday on La Grande Jatte August 8, 2020 A Sunday on La Grande Jatte on view at The Art Institute of Chicago Georges Seurat (1859-1891) French Read more HERE Read more about Georges Seurat HERE Related 12 responses to “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” Gee whiz, when the page opened I saw the word Sunday and thought I had missed a day !! However, one of my fave painters is being shared : Seurat! This subject teaches me that ladies who quilt should take some time off and spend it with their families. My sewing has become an obsession almost. SpouseMan is catching up on reading that has waited until his retirement. So we have been all set for this pandemic. Our kids and grands live out of state and we are blessed to have texting and email, etc. Now I have about 20 new projects to prepare for Christmas gifts. We are also blessed to live by a lake so I can heed Seurat all I want. Gotta admit I don’t have a parasol. Actually I am too excited in planning which FMQ motifs are going to grace the pot holders, runners, small wallhangings, and place mats. My daughter picked out the fabrics to go in her new house.I get to take part in her decor with sewing !! Thank you Lori and Seurat for reminding us of our important special family and friend values. I love his paintings. He was so talented. I appreciate all the famous artists pictures you post. Brings back college days. I am also enjoying every minute of your free motion quilting lessons. Thank you 🙏 very much. Love this painting, so lucky to have seen it years ago on my first trip to Chicago. It is too fragile to travel. A major retrospective in NYC a few years ago gathered everything Seurat, except Grand Jatte. But one wall, covered with its grey ghosted image, kept taking my eye away from the room full of orchestrated precise colors in front of me. My brain kept filling in the details of the master work “living” in Chicago as I remembered them on a day that took my breath away… I grew up in Chicago and was fortunate to have so many wonderful museums to visit. Whenever I went to The Art Institute, I stopped to see Sunday at Grand Jatte. It fascinated me. I have occasionally used the technique of cutting up tiny pieces of fabric and fusing them in one area of a quilt to make something like the green part of a tree. That always reminds me of Seurat. Yes, this painting is a reminder to slow down and enjoy family, friends and beautiful scenery! But I spy several women with sewing, tatting, or embroidery on their laps! A copy of this hangs in my parents home. I saw the original in Chicago and it’s huge!!! When I studied art in school (4 years worth), I was taught this is called “Pointilism” and was very avant-garde at the time which is why the critics mocked and made fun of Seurat. I always loved this painting-it’s so peaceful. Imagine how long it must have taken him to do it?!!! When I moved to Chicago from Mpls, I went to visit the Art Institute about once a week. This painting always reminded me of lazy Sundays at Lake Harriett in downtown Mpls. Museums are such treasures … even the ones not as grand as AI. Paintings transport you. FYI- Lori, the Chicago Art Institute named her is where my Grandmother, Rita Senger [Sanger] Stein donated several objets d’art. That was one place that met her standards. Looks like they’re doing a fairly good job of social distancing between family groups. I’ve always loved this painting, though I’ve not seen it in person. CBS News Sunday Morning had an artist that painted this painting using bubble wrap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_95A-3uEdrI check it out! Pingback: American Quilter Subscription Giveaway! - Lori Kennedy Quilts Comments are closed.