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Summer Art Project: Seurat in Beloit, Wisconsin


A group of folks in Beloit, Wisconsin recreated Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte" on July 1st along the banks of the Rock River. They were doing it to promote an event in August, according to the Beloit Daily News.

"'You're facing the river unless told otherwise,' [organizer] Moffett bellowed through a bullhorn as those in the scene prepared for their moment."

There are, of course, a few differences from the Seurat painting, but all in all, I think they did a pretty great job.

Here's a Flickr set of the proceedings.
(via boingboing)

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  1. That is amazing. The original is such a fantatic work of art. And the Broadway musical about it is also great.

    This was an inspired idea.

    Posted by: cartman | Jul 13, 2006 2:30:22 PM

  2. How cute. But where is the monkey??

    This reminds me of a Manet re-creation at Grounds for Sculpture:

    Posted by: GBM | Jul 13, 2006 2:40:14 PM

  3. art lives... cool.

    Posted by: Giovanni | Jul 13, 2006 2:50:16 PM

  4. I def have a preference for the annabella bow-wow-wow "picnic after manet" album cover.

    Posted by: A.J. | Jul 13, 2006 2:50:18 PM

  5. How Cool!!! I love it.

    Posted by: David | Jul 13, 2006 2:53:30 PM

  6. You got me beat, AJ. That one is awesome.

    Posted by: GBM | Jul 13, 2006 3:02:10 PM

  7. "'It's hot up here."

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 13, 2006 3:16:49 PM

  8. Fantastic!

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 13, 2006 3:29:32 PM

  9. I love it!! (but I was totally looking for the monkey)

    I noticed that woman up front with the large umbrella has a bag with a print of "Paris, a Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte .. which shares the same home as "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte"

    Posted by: Jake | Jul 13, 2006 4:16:55 PM

  10. The lack of monkey was the first thing I noticed, too. Still quite cool.

    Posted by: Scott | Jul 13, 2006 5:31:19 PM

  11. Very fun. I'm surprised Chicago hasn't thought of this already for some kind of marketing campaign recreating all those iconic Art Institute pics. They could go around the city staging Sunday and Caillebotte's Rainy Day, and Hopper's Nighthawks, and Toulouse-Lautrec's Moulin Rouge, and...

    Posted by: Kurt | Jul 13, 2006 6:06:02 PM

  12. The woman up front with the umbrella has a multi-colored turtle at her feet. This is their idea of the monkey.

    Art for arts sake!

    Posted by: cumony'all | Jul 13, 2006 6:53:43 PM

  13. This is beautiful. And the original is amazing 'in the flesh'.

    Posted by: peterrivendell | Jul 13, 2006 8:12:44 PM

  14. Very well done but, if you really want to see something amazing, you have to see the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Jul 14, 2006 10:57:33 AM

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