George Seurat’s Bathers and the Olympic Park

In a previous post the artists George Seurat and Bridget Riley were compared. Now we have another Seurat comparison, this time with the landscape gardeners of the 2012 Olympic Park in London.

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Picasso: jeune fille endormie

This is a small part of a painting by Picasso, known as Jeune Fille Endormie, which I believe means young lady asleep.

This painting was just sold for more than $20 million.

Isn’t it incredible that these colours and textures can be so valuable?

La Lecture by Picasso

 

It’s good, but is it really worth it?

The value of something is equal to what someone else is willing to pay.

This painting by Picasso was sold at auction a few days ago for about 40 million dollars. This is the same as the combined life earnings of about 100 people (before tax) in the Western world. In a poor country it is probably more than 1,000 people (or families).