Cameron Frye, this one’s for you.

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Georges Seurat’s painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte-1884 has become an iconic piece of art. Painted from 1884-1886, the painting depicts various classes of Parisian life during a leisurely Sunday along the banks of the River Seine.

One of the most well known movies of the 1980’s has La Grande Jatte play center stage. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, starring a young Matthew Broderick, has the three main characters, Ferris, Cameron and Sloan, take the skip school to take off on a fun day exploring the city of Chicago. At one point in the movie, the three characters explore the Art Institute of Chicago, the home to Seurat’s painting.

This iconic image of Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck, contemplating the painting is imbedded in the minds of anyone who grew up in the 1980’s.

Cameron Frye, this one’s for you.

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