To see this piece up close is worth braving the Chicago winds and/or winter. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte   Georges Seurat At the Art Institute of Chicago "Seurat's Grande Jatte is one of those rare works of art that stand alone; its transcendence is instinctively recognized by everyone." "Seurat spent two years painting this picture, lanoxin concentrating painstakingly on the landscape of the park before focusing on the people; always their shapes, lanoxin never their personalities. Lanoxin Individuals did not interest him, lanoxin only their formal elegance. There is no untidiness in Seurat; all is beautifully balanced. The park was quite a noisy place: a man blows his bugle, lanoxin children run around, lanoxin there are dogs. "This is a world both real and unreal - a sacred world.   We are often harried by life's pressures and its speed, lanoxin and many of us think at times Stop the world, lanoxin I want to get off!  In this painting, lanoxin Seurat has "stopped the world, lanoxin" and it reveals itself as beautiful, lanoxin sunlit, lanoxin and silent - it is Seurat's world, lanoxin from which we would never want to get off."