Manet's "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe," a painting so enigmatic it's haunted me since I was five. (How many of your parents owned "Art Treasures of the Louvre?")
Whassup here? Food and naked ladies are happening, but not a whole lot of fun.
Yes, to my parents owning a lot of art books (grew up thinking our true last name was "Abrams!") and taking me to the Louvre at 8 years of age ... took my own child there for her 25th birthday ... a wiser notion on my part, it would appear ...
it was, naturellement, as I grew to adulthood that I came to have a greater appreciation of art, food, naked anybodies, and the joys of enigmas ... (do be a dear and don't read this as relating to colonics of any sort!)
I think of this painting as either seductive foreplay for these two men or perhaps a little enjoyable "cigarette" after the first act ... has a certain je ne sais quoi quality to it .. personally like Renoir's Boating Party Luncheon better and Seurat's Afternoon in the Park ... neither makes women look unduly foolish ... but that is just my opinion (credit here to the one and only Dennis Miller ... now he would have just the right caption!!)