Seurat, Sunday afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte red

Note: In the foreground, a “mock” turtle has replace the monkeys (referential to prostitutes at the time) in the original painting.  According to Walter Benjamin, 19th century Parisian “flâneurs liked to have the turtles set the pace for them.” = “The Paris of the Second Empire in Baudelaire,” in Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism. 1938

photo source: Saturday in the Park with Friends Painting Seurat on the Rock River

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