I could sit for hours contemplating this wonderful work. Did you know the artist, instead of brush strokes, used small points of paint to create the whole of the painting? Seurat was a pointillist. Incredible, huh. All those people are just a group of dots put together until a person appears....imagine the patience needed to complete the work.
Where to even start. The focal point appears to be the small child in white, but is that where he started painting? or did he do the grass first, then add the trees, water, and people at the end? I'm intrigued, always have been.
I think about it and the artist sometimes as I work on a story. Stringing words together to make sentences. Ideas go from paragraph to paragraph, scene to scene, chapter to chapter. I occasionally get frustrated because the words won't flow or my fingers take a break at an unexpected time leaving me with (l;ahliha). Yep, frustration, but you know I have a delete key and backspace to correct my errors, but Seurat had to think through each point before it was placed(I would guess) in order to keep out major flaws.
That takes dedication and a touch of insanity.
Take a look at the painting again. If one man can focus himself to create that baby out of points, I can surely finish another chapter/scene/sentence, (onahafnh) finger breaks included. :)