Brighten Up Any Day of the Week with a ‘Sunday Afternoon’ Candle

Flat Candle

Photo (right): Georges Seurat, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” 1884-1886 (Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago Public Domain)

With his monumental masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat sparked Pointillism, a pioneering painting technique in which small, discrete dots work together to create a cohesive composition. In order to shine a light on this illuminating work of art, Flatyz has created a candle that will put you in the Sunday spirit all week along.

This handcrafted candle features a distinctive detail of the iconic large-scale painting, which portrays Parisians enjoying an outing typical of the late 19th century. Specifically, this spliced snippet shows several of these subjects as they lounge on the grass, frolic near the Seine, or seek shade under a stylish parasol.

On top of its serene scenery, this creative candle‘s construction makes it even more mesmerizing. Using the same pointillist approach as Seurat, the Flatyz team has hand-painted this scene using countless colorful dots. Unlike Seurat, who rendered this scene on a larger-than-life canvas, they've opted to place it on a flat wax panel with two wicks. Not only does this composition allow you to have your very own miniature masterpiece; it's also  bound to brighten up your day!

You can find this candle and more in the My Modern Met Store.

Flatyz creates candles inspired by masterpieces, including Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Find this candle and more in My Modern Met Store!

Seurat Candle


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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