Sunday, 29 January 2012

A nice photographic transcription of Seurat's 'Bathers' (National Gallery, London) by Neville Grabie, commissioned for the Olympics.

Grabie is the Olympic Park's 'artist-in-residence' and chose to honour the various employees of the park in an update on Seurat's 1884 painting.

I'll have to admit I've never been an enormous fan of Seurat's paintings - but I'm a HUGE fan of his astonishing drawings. I was lucky enough to see many of them in a fantastic exhibition at MoMA some years ago. Here's one of the studies produced in preparation for the 'Bathers' painting.

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