Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Georges Seurat (1859-1951)

A wonderful post-impressionist painter most famous for developing the pointillist technique, whereby the painting consists in thousands (or more) meticulously placed points of color.

Seurat's iconic "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte" (1884-86) inspired Stephen Sondheim to develop an entire musical play based on the characters of various social classes who fill the painting.

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