Who doesn’t like a good picnic? No cold chicken, potato salad or ants in this Spanish painting from 1921 (the good old days). In this scene Dali takes Picasso’s “Demoiselles d’Avignon” to Manet’s  “Luncheon on the Grass” and its party time! Question: when and how did a picnic staple like naked women get replaced with Bocce and a BBQ? My mission this week: Use the history of art to explain the evolution of the picnic from bare-naked bathing to a bucket of chicken. Well, that’s the plan anyhow.


January 26, 2015

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