Monday, November 12, 2007

Seurat At Barnes

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's Unique Artistic Idea, his Hyper Representational 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at Artist Jay Rolfe hopes you find his works to be the Uplifting Conversation Pieces he intends.

Artist Jay Rolfe feels intense joy every time he visits the The Barnes Foundation in Merion PA. He especially enjoys its incredible collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern paintings. Rolfe finds the vast multi-billion dollar collection mind-boggling and inspiring frequent visits. The Barnes collection includes paintings by Monet (4), Manet (4), Seurat (6), Van Gogh (7), Degas (11), Modigliani (16), Rousseau (18), Soutine (21), Picasso (46), Matisse (59), Cezanne (69), and Renoir (181). Yes, those numbers are correct, not misprints.

Georges Seurat is represented at Barnes by 6 paintings, including the large, more than 6 1/2 feet high and 8 feet wide, "Models" painted in 1886-1888 which has painted in its background Seurat's celebrated masterpiece "A Sunday On La Grande Jatte," an even larger painting (almost 8 feet high and 10 feet long) which is at the Art Institute of Chicago and was painted in 1884-1886. Today's photo is the rather smaller painting "Study For La Grande Jatte" painted in 1884.

No comments: