Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Life Imitates Art

While in Columbus, Ohio, Ed and I visited The Topiary Park at the Old Deaf School Park

As we sat on one of the park benches, watching a married couple being photographed among the sculptures, I said to Ed, "You know, this looks just like that famous painting, the one with the people on the lawn, in old-fashioned clothing...I don't know the name, but I can see it in my mind."

Little did I know, but I was right.
The artist, a local guy names James Mason, crafted this topiary garden after Georges Seurat's most famous works, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Wow.  I just impressed myself. 

The park was nice, very small, but there were a few people about so we took some pictures and people watched for a little while before we moved on to our next stop, which was probably food related, but now I don't remember.

And, for a little more information on this famous painting, here are 15 Things You Might Not Know About "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte".

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2014: You Keep Us Dancing

2013: Make Life More Interesting
2012: Supply Meets Demand
2011: What Do You See?
2010: If No One Hears You Talking To Yourself, Are You Still Considered Crazy?
2009: It’s A Shame He’s Such A Crab
2008: I’m A Big Fan
2007: I’ve Been Everywhere Sunday Coming To An End
2006: And Everyone Thought It Was Dick Cheney
2005: But They’re Hard To Find!

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