London 2012: Olympic Park artist’s take on Seurat masterpiece

London 2012 Olympic Park artist recreates his own version of an iconic painting by French post-impressionist Georges Seurat

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The Olympic Park's official artist's take on George Seurat's masterpiece Photo: Locog/Getty Images

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An artist working on the Olympic Park has paid tribute to the workers involved in the build-up to London 2012 by recreating his own version of an iconic painting by French post-impressionist Georges Seurat.

The National Gallery, which houses the original masterpiece, said that Neville Gabie, the Olympic Park’s artist in residence, had imaginatively reinterpreted the famous ‘Bathers at Asnieres’ for a post-industrial age.

The image by Gabie forms part of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s Art in the Park programme.

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Spot the difference: Seurat’s original masterpiece

The photograph recreates the 1884 painting’s composition, with the characters inhabiting the image taken from across the Olympic Park, including landscape gardeners, engineers, designers and security staff.

“Neville Gabie’s unique take on Seurat’s 19th Century masterpiece will capture both the imagination and attention of art lovers as well as all those who have worked on the Park,” said ODA chairman John Armitt.

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