Monday, June 19, 2006

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

This is, at the moment, my favourite painting ever. Suerat's "Un dimanche après-midi à l'Ile de la Grande Jatte" is a work of pointillism, created using thousands upon thousands of teeny dots.

If you look really close-up at it, everything disappears, blurs out. Pull back and the image reforms. It's really quite lovely, and took two years to paint it. The picture has been in residence at the Art Institue of Chicago for many years, and is (oddly enough) featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. One day I'll get to see it for real.


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