Calm Painting

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Calm Painting
Sunday afternoon on the island de la grande jatte.jpg
Real name A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Artist Georges Seurat
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"This is an example of pointillism. The scene of the crowd is actually made entirely out of small dots."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Calm Painting (known as the Amazing Painting in Animal Crossing) is one of the pieces of artwork available in the Animal Crossing series games. It is based on a painting by Viennese artist Georges Seurat, entitled A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. It was painted using pointillism, a method by which the artist uses dots to create a blur of colors, and is one of the most well-known examples of its kind. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was painted from from 1884 to 1886.

With age, the yellow colors used by Seurat have faded into browns due to the compound he used, zinc chromate. Due to the fact that this color degrades over time (and is also toxic, carcinogenic, and can result in death with prolonged exposure), it is rarely used in art.

In the Animal Crossing series, the Calm Painting is categorized as Colorful/Brown. It can be donated to the museum, but may be fake in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.


In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there are no forgeries of this painting.

Painting Information[edit]

Wild World and City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Calm Painting 3,920 Bells* (Wild World and City Folk) 490 Bells Crazy Redd's (Wild World)

*3,920 reflects the price Redd charges for the painting. The actual buy price (if purchased through the catalog) is 1,960 Bells.