An Artful Moment: Georges Seurat and Marc Chagall

For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind:

“Under a blazing mid-afternoon summer sky, we see the Seine flooded with sunshine . . . people are strolling, others are sitting or stretched out lazily on the bluish grass.” – Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter who died on 29 March 1891. Though Seurat’s language is both colorful and emotionally evocative, it cannot do justice to his masterpiece, “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” below.

“Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.” – Marc Chagall, Russian-French painter who died on 29 March 1985.

I think that Chagall was right: Art cannot compete with the beauty of flowers. But women can.

Below – “The Woman and The Roses”

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