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RE: [teacherartexchange] La Grande Jatte ?


From: Shannon McGraw (smcgraw_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2007 - 06:00:45 PDT

This play is just conjecture..but it's fantastic...have you seen 'Sunday
in the Park with George?' It won a Pulizer.

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From: Diane Gregory []
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:07 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: re:[teacherartexchange] La Grande Jatte ?

Hi chris,

It is my understanding that this casually dressed
person is Seurat himself. :-)

Perhaps that is just speculation. What do others

--- chris massingill <>

> Okay, this might be a silly question, but i still
> have
> to ask it.
> I have a pointilism project that I do with my
> students
> and although I promise I was wide awake in Art
> History
> class (my professor was USA Today's professor of the
> year a few years back - no kidding - she was
> fantastic!) but my students have asked me a question
> that I can't answer.
> They want to know about the fellow in the foreground
> who is lounging on the grass smoking a pipe AND why
> his dress is so casual compared to the others in the
> park with their top hats and bustle dresses and
> parasols. (to my 5th graders it seems like he is in
> contemporary dress compared to everyone else - and
> so
> he really sticks out to them) Can anyone enlighten
> me
> as to why this character seems so out of place
> compared to the other inhabitants of this painting?
> Thanks in advance!!!
> Chris in Central Arkansas
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