concert in the park –
Linked to Carpe Diem #671: Sunday Afternoon. Our inspiration is Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. It sort of looked like there was a guy playing a trumpet (or trombone?) in the painting, hence the concert. So many awesome little stories in this painting — where do you start?
Here is some background on the painting, shared by Chèvrefeuille:
“In 1879 Georges Seurat enlisted as a soldier in the French army and was back home by 1880. Later, he ran a small painter’s studio in Paris, and in 1883 showed his work publicly for the first time. The following year, Seurat began to work on La Grand Jatte and exhibited the painting in the spring of 1886 with the Impressionists. With La Grande Jatte, Seurat was immediately acknowledged as the leader of a new and rebellious form of Impressionism called Neo-Impressionism. Seurat spent over two years painting A Sunday Afternoon, focusing meticulously on the landscape of the park. He reworked the original as well as completed numerous preliminary drawings and oil sketches. He sat in the park, creating numerous sketches of the various figures in order to perfect their form. He concentrated on the issues of color, light, and form.”
Here is our host Chevrefeuille’s haiku:
a walk through the park with the one I love –
As to the song – yeah, it’s Saturday, not Sunday — but I had to include it anyway. Plus I “moseyed” far from 5/7/5 – far from “short / long / short” even. Sorry. Tried to make it “short / long / short” but the muses refused to budge.