It’s my day off again, so I am humbly stealing the comments of a Princeton student for today’s image – enjoy!
“On a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago while playing hooky for a day, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’s Cameron Frye stands perplexed in front of the massive painting, tilting his head from side to side. He recognizes the celebrity woman with the umbrella and monkey on a leash painted exactly one century earlier, but as the camera zooms in closer, we see what Cameron finds so intriguing about George Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte (1884-1885). He notices a subtlety in the painting he couldn’t take away from printed versions of this painting that he would have undoubtedly seen in his art history curriculum—that is, if he ever went to class. Standing just inches away, he realizes that the millions of dots strategically placed on the canvas seamlessly create a larger image, defining Seurat’s hallmark pointillist technique.” (Exerpt from S. Sherman – Princeton 2008)