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)


  1. Jake says

    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”

  2. Kurt says

    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…

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