Thursday, April 1, 2010

PFF - Sunday on La Grande Jatte

The first postcard is a modern Easter postcard published by Hallmark. If you have ever studied art history, you will probably be familiar with the source of that image. The second postcard shows Sunday on La Grande Jatte, a painting in the Art Institute of Chicago that was painted by Seurat in 1884-1886. This painting is monumental in size, 207.6 cm × 308 cm (81.7 in × 121.25 in). It is considered very important in the history of art for both its style and subject matter.

To learn more about A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, watch this excellent video.


  1. Both postcards are simply superb - particularly the first one!



  2. I so enjoyed your post this morning! I liked looking at the classic painting to compare the two.

    I LOVE it! As Nora says, both postcards are SUPERB!

  3. This is such a great post, Lynne. Interesting to see the contrast between the two styles and a great video, too!
    Evelyn in Montreal

  4. It's amazing how art influences everything, and we can find connection to "old" painting ins a lot of modern art, advertising, even fashion.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a great inspiration for a modern card. Thank You for the you tube connection.My post is here.

  6. Love the duo. I do like that the bunny copy is done in the pointillism style as well.

  7. Howdy PostCardy
    Happy PFF to you wow what a wonderful surprise for us today.
    Thank you so much for all the fantastic information.
    Both cards were truly delightful .
    I like the way you explore
    postcards :)
    May you have a very Happy Easter.
    Happy Trails

  8. How great to see these two cards side by side!

  9. I think I'd stick with La Grande Jatte. It is a wonderful painting.

  10. Very fun post - interesting plus seasonally on target - a twofer!

  11. Great video.... thanks for linking it. Love the play on the original with the rabbits! Great find.

  12. Very interesting to see the two cards together. I had one semester of art history in college, but have definitely forgotten half of what I learned. Loved your post! Happy Easter!


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