Re: Seurat (was Re: Physics trick)

Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 13:30:15 MST said:
> "A Sunday on La Grade Jatte-1884"

Thanks for the pointer, Brian. The reduction they had to do to put it on
the web loses all the technique in the original.

I have a short article on my home page (
t/art.html) explaining how this kind of effect can be a good thing.
There's a middle school near my home at which the students have painted
mural reproductions of works by great masters. (La Grade Jatte might even
be there. I know there's some Seurat) The kids miss all the technique in
the originals, leaving you to contemplate the difference that makes a
difference on your own.

I haven't seen the original of La Grade Jatte, or even a good reproduction,
so I'll have to try to get to Chicago sometime.


             C. J. Cherryh, "Invader", on why we visit very old buildings:
                         "A sense of age, of profound truths.  Respect for 
Chris Hibbert        something hands made, that's stood through storms and   wars and time.  It persuades us that things we do may
                                                         last and matter."

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