“The Panathenaeans of Phidias formed a procession…

I want to make modern people, in their essential traits, move about as they do on those friezes, and place them on canvases organized by harmonies of color.”

— Georges Seurat, French, painter, regarding influences on his painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte  (as stated to the French poet Gustave Kahn in reference to the Parthenon Frieze by Greek sculptor Phidias)


Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

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Sections of the Parthenon Frieze by the sculptor Phidias


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