Friday, July 09, 2010

Art comes to life

My friend Dee took her three children to the Art Institute of Chicago for the first time yesterday. They saw Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. I have been fortunate to see it twice. I'm reminded of the times I saw it in person both times with dear friends. It is an awesome experience - the size of it, the colors of it, the serenity of it are inspiring. Seeing it come alive with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George is like a kaleidoscope of sound and sight.
I would love for Dee's children to experience Sunday live, but fortunately, the Pulitzer winning show was filmed and is available on dvd.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

We didn't take the time to compare it to the Sistine Chapel, but on another visit we may have also seen works in London, Amsterdam or New York to undertake that discussion. I'm so glad to have found the museum finally after almost 4 years in Chicago AND my kids want to visit again soon. They are developing a "museum muscle" that needs exercising.