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)