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Re: [teacherartexchange] La Grande Jatte ?

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From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2007 - 06:35:34 PDT


I was just getting ready to suggest that. It's awesome!!! Definitely
check it out!

On 4/25/07, Shannon McGraw <smcgraw@parishepiscopal.org> wrote:
> This play is just conjecture..but it's fantastic...have you seen 'Sunday
> in the Park with George?' It won a Pulizer.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diane Gregory [mailto:dianegregory2@verizon.net]
> 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
> think?
>
> Diane
> --- chris massingill <chris_massingill@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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