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Today’s Birthday – December 2: Georges Seurat


Today’s Birthday:  December 2

Georges Seurat
1859–1891, French painter.

He devised the pointillist technique of painting in tiny dots of pure color. His method, called divisionism, was a systematic refinement of the broken color of the impressionists. His major achievements are his Baignade (Tate Gall., London), shown in the Salon des Independants in 1884, and his masterpiece, Un Dimanche à la Grande Jatte (Art Inst., Chicago), completed two years later. He died of pneumonia at 31. Seurat is recognized as one of the most intellectual artists of his time and was a great influence in restoring harmonious and deliberate design and a thorough understanding of color combination to painting at a time when sketching from nature had become the mode. Other examples of Seurat’s work are in the Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pa., and in the Louvre.

Bibliography:

See catalog (ed. by A. Blunt and R. Fry, 1965); drawings (ed. by R. L. Herbert, 1966); complete paintings, ed. by John Rewald and Henri Dorra (1988); biographies by John Russell (1985) and Pierre Courthion (1988).

Also Born on December 2

Beautiful Music: Silence — Sarah McLachlan



Silence……….. 

Give me release 
witness me 
I am outside 
give me peace 

Heaven holds a sense of wonder 
and I wanted to believe 
that I’d get caught up 
when the rage in me subsides 

In this white wave 
I am sinking 
in this silence 
In this white wave 
in this silence 
I believe 

I can’t help this longing 
comfort me 
I can’t hold it all in 
if you won’t let me 

Heaven holds a sense of wonder 
and I wanted to believe 
that I’d get caught up 
when the rage in me subsides 

In this white wave 
I am sinking 
in this silence 
In this white wave 
in this silence 
I believe 

I have seen you
in this white wave you are silent 
you are breathing in this white wave

 

 

Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan 29 July 2010.jpg

Sarah McLachlan after a performance at JFK Airport, July 2010
Background information
Birth name Sarah Ann McLachlan
Born January 28, 1968 (age 45)
HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada
Genres Pop rocksoft rockadult contemporary
Occupations Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, painter,executive producer
Instruments Vocalspianokeyboardguitar,banjoharp[1]
Years active 1988–present
Labels Nettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
Website sarahmclachlan.com

Sarah Ann McLachlan, OCOBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter.[2] Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.[3][4] McLachlan’s best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians. The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010. Since 2006 she has also been known as a highly visible supporter of the ASPCA, as well as various other charities.