Wednesday, December 2, 2009


(Click on the painting to enlarge and view)

Dot dot dot dot dot...........

French painter Georges Seurat was born on this date in 1859 and, basically created a new technique of painting. There are others who can explain it much better than I. His method was a series of dots, Seurat conjectured that was how the eye received images. Quite brilliant, if you ask me. At least certainly original!

Stephen Sondheim thinks so as well, he wrote a fine musical about it: "Sunday In The Park With George". Great show.

Seurat died March 29, 1891

1 comment:

Liz Brock said...

Last sunday's "CBS Sunday Morning" had a piece on a man who does portraits out of push-pins--same idea, and quite remarkable, really.