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George Seurat’s masterpiece A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is many things. It is a leading example of the pointillist technique, Seurat being the artist best known for using this style of painting which emerged during the Post-Impressionist period. This work is executed on a very large scale canvas (7x10 feet), and is one of the most famous pieces in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Vincent van Gogh’s enigmatic art and life have been in the news recently by way of the brilliant film “Loving Vincent”, the first fully painted feature film, which was released last fall. Seeing his paintings come to life on screen made us want to take a closer look at his most famous image, The Starry Night.
Currently on view at the Tate Modern is an exhibition of works by Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. “Modigliani” opened on November 23, 2017 and features a selection of expressive portraits, nudes and sculptures.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is hosting and exhibition of Americana masterpieces by Grant wood, including “American Gothic” , his most famous painting.
A newly released cookbook titled “Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe” reveals that the acclaimed artist was as passionate about food and cooking as she was about art.