Wednesday, November 24, 2010

tableaux vivants

just finished my essay rewrite on The House of Mirth - in particular, the scene in which Lily takes part in   the tableaux vivants, and causes a sensation.

"She had shown her artistic intelligence in selecting a type so like her own that she could embody the person represented without ceasing to be herself.  It was as though she had stepped, not out of, but into, Reynold's canvas, banishing the phantom of his dead beauty by the beams of her living grace."

so, a short post dedicated to one of the art forms that fascinates me most (if you dare to call it an art form).

came across this interesting project from a while ago - the Friends of Riverfront in Beloit, Wisconsin recreated Seurat's painting "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884."

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